Texas cops force woman to make undercover drug buys by allegedly threatening her with jail time and, when she tries to get out of being an unwilling informant, she is threatened yet again.
The unnamed woman was allegedly pulled over in the small Texas town of Friendswood on August 22, 2012.
She allegedly made an illegal lane change.
When she was pulled over the cops found a glass pipe and the drug Suboxone which she is said to have had a prescription for.
She was ticketed and arrested for an expired registration on her car and for not having insurance.
Through her attorney, the unnamed woman says she was strip searched and claims that the officers thought she was a drug dealer.
The woman then says she was offered a deal by the Friendswood police; make 3 controlled drug buys and she would not have to pay the citations that she was arrested for.
She told ABC affiliate KTRK that she had two choices saying, ‘They were either going to arrest me, or I could agree to do some controlled buys”.
The woman was understandably scared and says the officers she was dealing with wanted her to make her to make her first required buy on the night of her arrest.
She ended up making the first drug buy the next day where she purchased $100 of methamphetamine.
She then contacted an attorney to help her get out of being an unwilling drug informant and was threatened with her name being made public in the arrest warrant.
According to ABC News, the Chief of Police, Bob Wieners, texted her attorney, telling him that by withdrawing from the deal, she “acknowledges that we may file a charge in the case of the controlled buy that she made and that she could be named in an arrest warrant.”
In a recorded phone conversation, Weiners allegedly said,
We can go ahead and just file a warrant, based on the one controlled buy that she did, and name her in the warrant.
Texas cops force woman to make undercover drug buys and now the woman’s attorney is fighting the traffic tickets, but have not yet decided whether to take legal action against the Friendswood police department.