Dodge County Sheriff Talks The Myth Of Entrapment

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff explains the myth of entrapment. In his monthly column, Dale Schmidt says entrapment is defined as “a practice in which a law enforcement agent or agent of the state induces a person to commit a crime that the person otherwise been unlikely to or unwilling to commit.”

Schmidt says an officer attempting to purchase narcotic drugs in a non-forceful or persuasive way is not entrapment. However, the sheriff says that if he were working in an undercover operation pestering someone to sell drugs to him even if they did not ask him directly if he wanted them is considered entrapment.