How do these dealers not get busted?
February 28, 2010 9:36 AM Subscribe
Several times while out in busy nightlife areas in New York, I've passed random dudes on the street who offer to sell me (and every other passer-by) a whole smorgasbord of drugs, totally unprompted. I've never been remotely tempted to buy, but I'm curious how this works from a legal standpoint. How do these guys not
posted by decoherence to Law & Government (33 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Aren't they afraid of asking an undercover cop if he wants "Coke, Ecstasy, K, Coke, Ecstasy, K, Coke, Ecstasy, K"? And what happens if they do? I'm guessing, at the very least, that they're not walking around with all this stuff on their person. But it seems like a pretty trivial step for someone to place an "order" then wait for the delivery to make an arrest. So what's the deal with the deal? Are they really just counting on the fact that cops in NYC have bigger fish to fry on a Saturday night than street level dealers selling to yuppie partiers?