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The police received information that illegal drugs were being

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The police received information that illegal drugs were being openly distributed at a
night club owned by Phil. The police invited Phil for a meeting to discuss the
information. At the meeting, Phil told the police he did not deal in drugs and did not
know of drug dealing in the club, but that he would introduce and enforce a strict
�zero tolerance� policy to drugs immediately.
One week after the meeting, an undercover police officer, Ben, asked the doormen at
the club if drugs could be bought at the club. The doormen said no, but when Ben
said, �Come on, I�ve got plenty of money�, the doormen let Ben into the club and
introduced Ben to Jamie, the bar man. Jamie told Ben if he could wait until the end of
his shift, he would, �sort you out with whatever you need.�
At the end of his shift, Ben arrested Jamie on suspicion of dealing drugs and
interviewed him under caution at the police station. Ben told Jamie, �We�re not
especially interested in you and I�m sure the CPS won�t proceed against you if you
can give us information on Phil.�
The following night, Jamie returned to the club and secretly tape recorded a
conversation between Phil and others in which Phil incriminated himself as to dealing
in drugs.
Phil and Jamie have now been charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply.
At a pre-trial hearing, counsel for the defendants address you, the judge, on the
question of stay of proceedings and/or excluding the evidence.
Discuss what you might do and why
Submitted: 2 years ago via InBrief.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
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