Undercover Police Poses as Drug Dealer to Arrest Undercover Police Posing as Drug Buyers
As long as police officers are eager to dress up and undermine the liberty of individuals for ownership of a plant, headlines will be created regarding the absurdities of this drug war.
For years, distinct tales of police posing as drug buyers unintentionally arresting different governments posing as drug dealers have circulated. It’s been multiple stories. Among the latest examples of the happening was in November 2017, when Detroit undercover cops had a specially heated episode where both sides were undercover.
On the east side of Detroit, undercover cops out of two different precincts “got into a turf war” as clarified by a local Fox2Detroitnews post. Near the notorious Seven Mile street, two special ops officers from Detroit’s 12th Precinct were pretending to be selling dope, simply to arrest users that attempt to purchase from them” and seize their vehicles”
That’s when instead of encountering users, they encountered other special ops officers from the 11th Precinct. They demanded the other undercover cops who was selling to get on the floor, and nobody wanted to diffuse the situation before it escalated into a physical altercation, Guns were drawn, punches were thrown, and Internal Affairs stated they’d execute an investigation but it’s been quiet since.
“This is probably one of the most embarrassing things I’ve seen in this department,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.
The situation got ugly: body camera footage was obtained by WXYZ-TV, showing two groups of cops shouting, pushing each other and throwing hands a little bit.
“They appeared to be like Keystone cops,” Craigs continued, joking about “fictional police officers depicted in comedic silent films.”
This type of thing has been happening for a very long time. It was noted in one article that in 1986, about 33 years ago, two Detroit cops lost their lives in a similar incident in which plain-clothes cops raided a home, and the other officers responded to a shooting at the same place, and the police shot each other.
Approximately 23 years after, in North Carolina, an Iredell County Sherrif’s Office deputy attempted to bust other cops by buying drugs from these: undercover Statesville officers.
To bust someone trying to sell “a small amount of marijuana” a phrases of an archived neighborhood Statesville news post concerning it, Statesville Police Chief Tom Anderson stated undercover cops out of his section were working on a week-long case.
The undercover cops set up a meeting at the parking lot of a shop in the region, and they then began to become suspicious that the trader they were attempting to float were undercover also.
They tried to get in touch with the sheriff’s office narcotics unit, known as Capt. David Ramsey, they had been told the seller wasn’t a cop.
“At that point we proceeded like we normally do and placed him under arrest,” the chief said.
Sheriff Phil Redmond said: “We had several large-scale operations going on at once, and the wires got crossed on this one,”
Several large-scale operations: to bust people for “small amounts of cannabis” and pose in photos for that social media clout like this.
On January 12, 2017 the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted a drug search warrant at a home on Jot…
The article about this mix-up in North Carolina must have been embarrassing, because it was taken down. Fortunately for the sake of the truth, there’s a thing called the Wayback Machine and it was archived, and it can be found at this link.
Who knows how many stories like this can be found: undercover drug warriors accidentally bust other undercovers all the time.
— 🇺🇲Terrell D. Lewis 🇺🇲 (@TerrellDLewis) January 30, 2019