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Oct 31, 2013

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By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The parents of a 17-year-old arrested in an undercover drug sting have sued the school district that authorized the operation they say entrapped their autistic son.

The boy was among nearly two dozen students arrested Dec. 11 at Chaparrel High School in Temecula following the undercover operation by sheriff’s deputies.

His parents, Doug and Catherine Snodgrass, said their son had been betrayed by one of those deputies, Daniel Briggs, who’d falsely befriended the teen who suffers from a range of disabilities.

The couple said they were initially happy their son had made his first and only friend last year at school, but they became suspicious when Briggs came up bizarre excuses to avoid coming over for a visit.

They later found out Briggs was actually Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Zipperstein, who they said pressured their lonely and vulnerable son with more than 60 text messages over about three weeks into buying half a joint from a homeless man.

The teen turned the marijuana over to his “friend” and purchased the drug once more at the request of the undercover officer, who then cut off all ties to the teenager.

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