Lawsuit filed by parents of autistic teen for police entrapment

justiceTemecula, Calfornia – Parents sue the school district that authorized the undercover drug operation.

Last December, Doug and Catherine Snodgrass’ 17-year-old autistic high school son was arrested after twice buying marijuana for an undercover Riverside county police officer. Earlier this month the parents said:

“We felt like our family was totally violated by the sheriff’s department and the school district,”

The press release states:

“Lawsuit Highlights Cruel Practices and Ineffectiveness of Undercover Narcotics Operations in Schools.”

According to the You Tube video posted below:

The undercover operation, titled “Operation Glass House,” spanned a few months and included undercover officers in three area high schools: Chaparral, Temecula Valley, and Rancho Vista Continuation. The officers posed as regular high school students and would ask other students for drugs. Twenty-two students were arrested – the majority of them are reported to be special needs students like the Snodgrass’ son.

The Snodgrass family has set up a legal fund to help end undercover drug stings in school. Go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-snodgrass-legal-fund