Is it Illegal for Police to Use an Informant in a Drug Case with a Criminal History Involving Drugs?

Whenever our office defends someone in a drug case involving a confidential informant (sometimes we never know if this is the case), our client is eager to know who the informant is.  The client may be just curious, or there may be a suspicion that someone they know well as working for the police all along.  There may be a desire to avenge the breach of trust or confidence.  What if the information has a lengthy criminal history?  Does that disquality the informant?  Should it?  Click on the following link to read a case that addressed this thorny issue.

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