DRUG VIOLATION NEAR SCHOOL / PARK - DISMISSED
Stoughton District Court - After being accused of dealing drugs on school property, 2 police departments ask a young man to serve as an informant. The charges were issued immediately after he refused to cooperate. He was facing a mandatory minimum of 2 years in the house of corrections. Our independent investigation uncovered several violations of his privacy and civil rights by law enforcement. These violations were used as leverage to negotiate down to dismissal of the school zone, dismissal of the conspiracy charge, and just 6 months unsupervised pre-trial probation on the distribution charge. The result is no jail, no guilty plea, no CWOF, and no drug testing.