Think DEA agents are trustworthy? Let one man tell it, absolutely not.
A man filed a lawsuit in Albuquerque, N.M. earlier this week claiming that agents offered to pay him in crack to aid them with an investigation. Also worth mentioning: the man struggles with an addiction to crack.
According to the West, 38-year-old Aaron Romero filed the suit against the DEA on Monday, saying their method of payment triggered a relapse, all while they attempted to thwart a drug ring's operation back in 2011. The Associated Press adds that five agents are named in the suit, and though Romero was reportedly slapped with drug distribution charges, they were dropped earlier this year.
Romero, now clean according to his attorneys, seeks $8.5 million in damages for relationships permanently strained by alleged DEA-triggered relapse.
[via The West and Associated Press]
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