The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law Chapter 12: I Was Entrapped! Entrapment pg 7: Police Participation
One of his young protégés, Solid Saul, is one of his most trusted workers. For two years now, Saul has proven his value time and again, so Sylvester just gave him his own spot to run—an apartment where Saul will be responsible for moving 2 kilos per week.
Sylvester shaking Saul’s hands and giving him keys, in front of apartment door, Saul holding two bricks of whatever.
I’m proud of you, Sollie.
A few days later, two busloads of cops raided Sylvester’s buildings, arresting everybody.
SWAT-looking cops marching Sylvester, another man, and a tiny old lady in old-fashioned clothes
Well, she is my best lookout…
It seems that Saul was an undercover cop the whole time! And now Sylvester’s being prosecuted for the kilos that Saul was going to sell. (Conspiracy, accomplice liability, and all that.)
Sylvester looking suspicious
No way. The police can’t break the law and then charge me with their own crime.