My son is in his early 20's. As he was dropping off a co worker at home the building was surrounded by police. The police were searching a neighbors appartment for drugs. As he pulled in the driveway, police approached them and started to search them. Son told them he was there to drop off someone to a different apartment and told them he didn't think they had a right to search him. Police threw him to the ground, handcuffed and searched him. Found 2 morphine pills and he was summons to court.
Two weeks later, Son went out after work with this same coworker and met up with some other acquintances. Son slept at the coworkers apt. He and another coworker left the apartment the next day. Approx 15 min. after they left. Police arrived and raided the coworkers apt. Police stated to the 3 occupants that my son was had been wearing a wire. They charged the three with felony drug trafficking.
My son was not an informant or wearing a wire. Of course the occupants do not believe him, the way it all played out he looks guilty as hell. These occupants know some very dangerous people who do not take kindly to an informant.
I think son needs a lawyer but he does not have the resources to pay for one. Son called the lead detective and asked him why he fingered him as an informant. Detective of course denys he did it.
Our whole family is in danger. I don't dare ask for police protection. I don't trust anyone right now and I am scared to death.
What can I do? Where do I turn? Son wants to take a lie detector test to clear his name ASAP. Money is a problem especially since the police are responsible for this situation.
please help, Thanks Maine