Apparently there isn’t any low to which law enforcement are willing to go even if it means breaking the law in search of those breaking the law. As we’ve seen this to be true on countless occasions, most recently it was discovered that the DEA has been paying one crack head informant for information in crack.
The news come out of New Mexico where a man has filed a suit against the DEA saying that by offering him – a self-described recovering addict – crack, it resulted in a relapse. Apparently 38-year-old Aaron Romero was approached by the DEA to be a confidential informant and the temptation of the drugs proved too much to handle.
According to Romero’s lawyer, “He was targeted because he was a known drug addict. He is trying to get his life back together but he’s still afraid that the government will try to restart his addiction again.”
The lawsuits also goes on to describe, “The United States government and the defendants affirmatively and intentionally established a pattern of distribution of crack cocaine to (Romero) in order to utilize his addiction to crack cocaine to further the investigation and to ‘stack drug related charges’ against him.”
Furthermore, The Free Thought Project explains, “the lawsuit seeks $8.5 million in damages for the loss of “love, familial relationships, and companionship” related to Romero’s ongoing crack addiction.”
So what do you guys think – is the DEA above the law when it comes to trying to obtain information? After all the distribution of illegal drugs is against the law isn’t it? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.