Thursday, February 23, 2012

'This American Life': Attractive Undercover Cop Poses As Student And Entraps Teens To "Sell" Her Marijuana

By David Downs
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

When people talk about the dangers of drugs to kids, should they include entrapment by some '21 Jump Street' jerks? Read this transcript from a recent This American Life episode:

"One day she asked Justin if he smoked pot. Even though he didn't smoke marijuana, the love-struck teen promised to help find some for her. Every couple of days she would text him asking if he had the marijuana. Finally, Justin was able to get it to her. She tried to give him $25 for the marijuana and he said he didn't want the money — he got it for her as a present.

A short while later, the police did a big sweep and arrested 31 students — including Justin. Almost all were charged with selling a small amount of marijuana to the undercover cops. Now Justin has a felony hanging over his head." (This American Life, via HuffPo)

Listen to the whole ridiculous story here:

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