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.Related