NEW YORK (AP) Internet cafes are popping up in major cities across the country in an effort to combat rising drug overdoses, but some are also seeing trouble.

The Associated Press can’t verify the authenticity of photos or videos posted on social media that appear to show police officers arresting people for operating illegal cafes.

But a number of these cafes have popped up in recent weeks in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, and a handful in New Jersey.

One New Jersey man was arrested at one of these establishments and charged with operating a business that sells illegal drugs, police said.

The owner of one of the New Jersey cafes, which has since been shuttered, said the raid was part of a larger crackdown on illegal businesses.

“I’m just trying to be proactive and be safe,” said Mark Kosten, who was arrested and taken to jail after he allegedly ran a marijuana business on a sidewalk near the coffee shop.

Kosten said he was caught after he had sold some marijuana to a friend.

He said police were trying to get a search warrant to look into a business he said had been selling illegal drugs for years.

“They came and seized everything.

They took all the money, everything,” Kosteng said.

“I thought I was going to be arrested and that was a big disappointment.”

The Associated Reuters news agency reached out to several of the cities where the arrests were made, but had not received a response by time of publication.

The raids come as the U.S. faces a crisis of drug overdoses that has surged over the past decade.

Last month, the nation’s largest drug testing program, called SAMHSA, reported that more than 2,000 people died in 2017 due to opioid-related overdoses.

At the same time, states have expanded their drug testing programs to include more people who are also involved in drug use.

But there are concerns about the effectiveness of the tests.

A recent report from the nonprofit Drug Policy Alliance found that the program had been criticized for not focusing on people who were more likely to use drugs.

The SAMHAS website says that a majority of those tested were under the age of 25.