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Bad Cops: Yuba County Drug Agent Busted, Denver Police Stoop To Entrapment

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Thoughts from a behavioral sinkhole and other queer tales from the war on drugs.

Fueled by uninhibited hypocrisy and driven by a relentless lust for cash, a California Sheriff’s deputy, who felt he was above the law, was busted after his cross-country expedition with 247 pounds of marijuana. Meanwhile, up in the Mile High City, Denver’s police have been busy turning to social media as a new means of entrapping those too lazy or poor to buy their supplies from one of Denver’s many pot shops.

Yep, it’s just another day in our ass-backwards world. Get use to it folks!

Yuba County Drug Agent Busted

Yuba County Drug Agent Busted

Yuba County Drug Agent BustedDuring the early morning hours of December 29, a Yuba County drug task force agent was busted in a marijuana sting operation in Pennsylvania. According to online reports, York County cops took down a group of would-be pot smugglers carrying approximately 247 pounds of chronic California cannabis, as well as $ 11,000 in cash. Per the York County District Attorney, the total value of the stash was worth approximately $ 2 million. No doubt (at least IMO), flush with fresh herb grabbed from raids in Yuba County during October, Christopher Mark Heath, 37, was tired of being an underpaid member of the Yuba County drug task force for the past three years. Thank goodness he decided to take up a career as a failed cross-country drug smuggler. Apparently karma does exist.

Photo courtesy of CBS Denver

Photo courtesy of CBS Denver

Denver Police Use Social Media for EntrapmentAs reported by Denver’s CBS4, police in Denver have been trolling social media sites – think Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – posing as black market cultivators in the hopes of fooling some hapless geeks into purchasing their weed online, rather than shopping at the city’s many licensed pot shops. Per the report, Denver’s police have been setting up deceptive social media accounts with overwhelming zeal – most including some rather convincing back stories meant to help the cops fly under the radar of suspicion. Accounts featuring posts tagged with captions like, “Place your order today, gets shipped out before 8 a.m.,” should be met with dark suspicion.

While low-rent and unappealing, the ugly topics of police corruption and entrapment are critical issues for us as a society. As police depend on the public’s participation in providing important support in busting true criminals, the harmful side effect of police misconduct cannot be overstated.

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