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Asked on: 5/01/13, 9:02 pm

Our county recently experienced an FBI investigation. Working in collaboration with local law enforcement and other county government agencies it resulted in multiple arrests for trafficking charges and other charges involving the sales of ounces of methamphetamine. The informant,who was working for the FBI, is a man who was a meth offender in the late 1970s and he has been working undercover for 30 plus years. In all the cases the informant was selling the meth to the individuals now facing 5-40years or life for some. The drugs were not taken off the streets for our community they were put there and distributed to people here in order to arrest them on federal charges. It was the governments dope. The community had been deceived.The news emphasized many of the sales were near parks or schools.The informant was abusing the drug interveniously along with the potential buyers in many of the transactions. The man is also a convicted sex offender. How is this legal and not entrapment or criminal itself giving a violent offender full access to drugs and then also using his testimony as evidence?

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