Mesa man arrested for trying to smoke meth and have sex with minor

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By Jayson Chesler By Jayson Chesler
By Jayson Chesler By Jayson Chesler

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A man was arrested on Monday after he offered methamphetamine in exchange for sex to an undercover police officer posing as an underage girl on social media, according to court documents.

Stephan Kyle Platerio, 29, allegedly contacted an undercover social media profile throughout June and July asking to smoke "g funk," slang for methamphetamine, with a 16-year-old girl.

The male officer operating the undercover social media account gave Platerio's phone number to a female officer to pose as the underage girl on the phone. This officer told Platerio that she was 14 years old, but Platerio kept talking to her and agreed to pick her up, smoke "g funk" with her and engage in sex.

Platerio arrived at the Chandler location that the two agreed to meet at and described his location and the vehicle he was in. Police arrested Platerio without incident and found the phone he had used to talk to the undercover officer in his possession.

The suspect admitted to contacting the underage profile and said he initially thought she was 16, but learned she was 14 before trying to meet with her. Platerio faces charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.