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Florida Police Sell Cocaine

Updated on October 8, 2013
The Sunrise collection
The Sunrise collection

Most of the time drug dealers get busted for selling drugs to undercover cops, but in Florida, police are actually drug dealers and selling cocaine to others and earning a ton of money doing so.

Acting as real drug dealers, police go after the bigger fish, those distributing, and they tend to buy large quantities. Acting is part of their role and when they meet the drug buyers at restaurants to negotiate a deal in the millions, police don't rush in then to bust them but actually make the exchange at some secret location. The dealers hand over the agreed amount of cash and the police had over the drugs. It is at that time, a swarm of policemen swarm the area busting the real drug distributors, reclaim the cocaine they handed over and then keep the money given to them. The police are the drug suppliers.

Over the past year, nearly six million dollars has been received in this manner using the same stash of real coke. Some female informants have earned up to $800,000 in their reward for attracting out of state drug deals. Some of these distant buyers receive special discounts, even offering cocaine on consignment and the keys to cars with hidden compartments for easy transport.

Some call it entrapment and illegal, however, according to Florida law, it is legal. It is unusual because the people being attracted to buy the drugs are often from out of state or other countries. All of the money seized is used in the local police department for improvements and in paying large amounts of overtime pay, in some cases, amounting to $240,000 in a few years.

Police also seize the car the real buyer drives to the deal. They sell these to raise money. many of the cases are small, for instance, selling a kilo of coke for $21,000. The parties meet in a parking lot or mall, make the exchange and then bust the real dealer, reclaim the coke, keep the money and impound his vehicle driven to the site. Police also seize anything in the car or on the person. The informant makes the initial contact with a buyer and arrange the basis of the deal. Police then pay the informant and they handle the rest.

Over 190 busts have occurred using this method and most have been Hispanic men. The undercover cops are all earning over 110K a year plus overtime, which can take their salaries over $200K. For informants or snitches, they can snitch on others in hopes of receiving lighter court sentences for their own misdeeds. Those who succeed can turn a 15-year sentence for cocaine trafficking into a stint of probation and a sealed record that forever hides their crimes. Those who don’t go to prison. Sunrise pays these by cash or check on a 1099.

Entrapment targets a predisposed person who would normally commit a crime. But, law enforcement is not allowed to target a person who was not ready to commit the crime or if the person's constitutional rights are violated. Naturally, a drug dealer is always predisposed because that is his business.

By far, the most successful informants are the femme fatales. Women can disarm a man easily by being seductive, it is their DNA. Men are gullible if face of this attribute even if they might suspect something. But these women are those facing time in many cases and they know they could also become a target.


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