Where a defendant convicted in a drug conspiracy following a sting operation argued that his indictment should have been dismissed for outrageous government conduct, the government’s actions in targeting the defendant in a sting operation and in establishing rapport and facilitating the commission of the offense did not shock a universal sense of justice, and the district court properly found that there was insufficient evidence to warrant an entrapment instruction.
Judgment is affirmed.
U.S. v. Combs (MLW No. 69385/Case No. 15-1601 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Ross, J. (Stephen Robert Welby, St Louis, argued for appellant; Aubree J. Jehle appeared on the brief) (Sayler Anne Ault Fleming, St. Louis, argued for appellee).