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Q: Is it legal for the FBI to drug you with investigative drugs? Also can they use this as evidence in court?

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A: In Massachusetts, as well as in the United States at large, law enforcement agencies like the FBI are generally required to adhere to legal and ethical standards in their investigative activities. Administering drugs without consent, especially for investigative purposes, would likely raise serious legal and ethical concerns. In many cases, such actions could violate an individual's rights, including their right to due process and protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. As for using evidence obtained through such methods in court, it's highly likely that such evidence would be challenged and could potentially be excluded due to being obtained unlawfully. The legality of evidence is a crucial factor in court proceedings, and evidence obtained in violation of an individual's rights is often considered inadmissible.

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