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He fought the law and he won!


SCOTIA – Donald Andrews, Jr. is suing police officers after he caught an informant on camera trying to take his business down by planting drugs around his store. The video clearly shows men from seven different camera angles leaving crack cocaine on the counter. Despite operating a perfectly legal smoke shop, officers began targeting him with undercover informants, trying to find evidence of illegal activity. When they were unable to do so, someone decided to take it in their own hands. If he had been convicted he could have spent 4 years in prison. The informant who planted the drugs has fled and Andrews is now filing wrongful arrest charges.

Update: This article has been changed to reflect an inaccuracy. The article originally stated an officer was caught planting drugs, but TLR has learned it was an informant, not an undercover officer.

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Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.