Another Lying Texas Snitch
Remember Operation Trick or Treat, a drug sting that netted 33 arrests in Texas over Halloween?
Grits for Breakfast reports the cases have been dismissed. The probable cause for arrests was based on a single snitch, and, big surprise, it turns out he lied.
Harrison County District Attorney Joe Black has dropped charges against 33 people arrested this past October in Operation Trick or Treat.
"Information came forward to our office that the informant utilized in this undercover operation had possibly misled and lied to officers during the investigation," Black said. "Secondly, my office nor any local law enforcement agencies want to participate in the prosecution of any individual based upon evidence which may have been illegally or fraudulently obtained."
About 20 percent of the cases were compromised, Black said, but a shadow was cast over the entire operation.
Did they learn nothing from Tulia?
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