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Can a plain clothes county sheriff ride around with a drug

dealer in the same car...
can a plain clothes county sheriff ride around with a drug dealer in the same car and sell dope
JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?
Customer: Missouri and this was 13 years ago was an old mazda mabey 1997
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no but I still get constant harassment and ive been clean for 6 years
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: after he sold too me I got pulled over three mounths later for drug parfnella
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