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i answered a craigslist ad and the person and i chatted for

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i answered a craigslist ad and the person and i chatted for a few days and when i went to meet him he asked if id bring weed , I did he was a cop. that legal in ohio?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 7 years ago.

Sting operations are legal. I assume you were arrested, and the case against you will be prosecuted. However, you may have an entrapment defense. An entrapment defense is an affirmative defense that you could put forward if you wanted to try this case. You would have to prove by the preponderance of the evidence that the officer induced you -- an innocent party -- into engaging into the kind of behavior you would ordinarily not engage in.


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