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Lawsuit: Feds Paid Recovering Drug Addict in Cocaine for Undercover Work

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Jail time on drugsby Anthony Gucciardi, Storyleak

A lawsuit filed in New Mexico this week accuses the Drug Enforcement Agency of paying a drug addict crack cocaine for undercover work.

According to the lawsuit filed in Albuquerque’s US District Court Monday, five DEA agents confronted 38 year-old Aaron Romero, a recovering crack addict, in 2011 and offered him the drug in exchange for help with “Operation Smack City.” Succumbing to his addiction, Romero would be used to carry out drug deals in order to bring down an alleged Las Vegas drug ring.

Romero’s lawyer, Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, says the agents caused her client immense physical and emotional damage by taking advantage of his addiction.

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