Can Undercover Agents Use Drugs
Simple answer is NO.
Are undercover drug deals always so simple? NO.
What’s an undercover agent supposed to do?
There are several strategies undercover agents use to deflect having to use the drugs they are buying. One of the simplest tactics is to tell the dealer – NO.
It’s really that simple. The drug dealer is there to make money. The undercover is there is collect evidence in a drug distribution investigation.
If the drug dealer insist on it, the undercover has the authority to walk away from the deal. Their health and safety is the most important thing in that investigation. No amount of using illegal drugs is worth the undercover’s life.
Are there exceptions?
Of course there are times when the life of the undercover is threatened and using the drug is the only option for escaping alive. At that point, the undercover will do anything possible to survive the situation – even using the drugs.