Hampton v. United States

425 U.S. 484 (1976)


Hampton (D) was an acquaintance of Hutton who seeing the track marks on D's arm told D that he knew where they could score some heroin. D went with Hutton, who had actually informed the DEA of a seller and met with agents posing as buyers. During the first buy, D told the agents that he could score larger quantities. They met again and this time D produced a larger quantity of heroin at which point D was arrested. D claimed that Hutton was the party who procured the drugs that D was selling and that D only thought that the drugs were actually fake heroin in a scam to rip off buyers. D was convicted and appealed; the outrageous conduct of the government agents should preclude a conviction.