You can trust us because we have experience that provides answers. John Cope is a former narcotics prosecutor who worked closely with undercover local and federal officers to prosecute the full range of drug offenses under Texas law. The experience has given Cope insights into inherent weakness of the generally well-intentioned methods used by law enforcement that sometimes produce misguided indictments of the innocent.
Take, for example, the young man who had been charged with possession of a tiny amount of cocaine. Because he had served time for felonies on two prior occasions, the young man was facing a minimum of 25 years to life in prison. Upon investigation, Cope sensed something wasn’t right, and ultimately walked the young man out of the grand jury process without charges when Cope showed that the drugs found in a car belonged to another man and that the police had used the charge in an effort to get Cope’s client to become an informant against friends who were suspected of crimes.