I didn’t post about this when it happened … no use in throwing gas on the fire. Plus, a relative of a student was involved. So, I’ve been mulling this over for a few years.
In the local case, one woman (a user) stole drugs from another woman (the dealer).
The thief then hid the drugs … where only a woman can.
The thief was caught by the dealer and her accomplices, who proceeded to retrieve the drugs.
All of them were later caught.
And here’s the thing that bugged me. The dealer was tried, and convicted, of “rape with an object”. News stories suggested the event was non-sexual, and that the object was a finger.
I simply have no idea what to make of this at all. I think what bothers me is that if the police did this, it would not be a crime, and it would only be considered an escalation of the search if there was probable cause. But if a dealer does this with probably cause, it is an escalation of the crime and associated penalty. Hmmm.