Father of 3 sells pain meds to a "friend" who claims to also be suffering from pain. "Friend" turns out to be a police informant. Father of 3, also a first time offender, gets 25 years. (BBC News)
Thursday April 4th, 2013
Three years ago he was befriended by a man called Matt (not his real name).
"We kind of clicked right off the bat. One day he came to where I worked. We were standing there talking, and I realised he was in pain," says Horner.
"He laid it out on me, 'Look dude, I can either pay my rent or go buy my prescriptions. I can't do both.' I decided Matt was a friend. I said, 'I'll help you out.'"
What Horner didn't know was that Matt was an informant working for the Osceola County Sheriff's Office in central Florida.