They are providing a flimsy excuse to bust anyone at any time for anything. Evidence can now literally can be in the eye of the beholder, and not exist in any objective sense at all. Evidence no longer needs to be planted. All you need is the opinion of a cop who may, or may not, have finished college.
In states where the civil confiscation laws are sufficiently draconian, charges don't even need to be filed, allowing the confiscation of one's car and any money you happened to be carrying during the non-bust.
When a civilian does this, it's called fraud, or theft. When a cop does it, he either goes back to work, or gets a promotion to protect himself from prosecution.
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