Okay here goes. Last night I went out on the town with my mates as everyone was back from university and having a grand old get together. Anyway, long after the sun pokes it's head over the horizon, me and my other mate are pretty much the only people still out, winging it in one of those dreadful little clubs that stay open all night. We decide we're sick of the place, and head out the door, looking for a taxi as i'm staying over at his.
We walk up to a taxi and my mate says 'awesome, he's rolling a joint', I look in the front window and sure enough the guy sitting in the passenger seat (there were two of them in the car for some reason) was rolling a big fatty. So we get in the cab and start to make our way home. At this point my mate makes a comment about the guys spliff, and the guy offers to share it. We both share the spliff between ourselves and he rolls himself another one.
The guy asks us how old we are (19) and if we're in uni, just casual stuff like that, he then asks me where I get my stuff from, and I just said I smoke it with my friends sometimes. Me and my mate both are pretty much close to finishing the joint and then the guy who's smoking another pulls out his phone and tries to take pictures of us. I figure he probably got a few or had it on video or something, but me and my friend freak out, as we're not really fond of strangers taking pictures of us doing illegal shit. I asked him what the hell he was doing and he said 'oh man i've just got to take a picture of this, i can't believe it's happening' or some bs like that. My mate tells him to stop the cab, we pay them and go.
So we have quite a way to go home but as soon as we got out the cab we thought it was all very suspicious. We get into cab, guy gives us a free joint, then takes a picture of us which totally wasn't cool, was this guy a cop?
My friend had to give his postcode when he got in, so they can definitely trace where he lives as they have a picture of him. I'm just worried beacuse it seems like such an obvious sting, but at the same time i'm thinking maybe we were just being paranoid from the weed.
We're both a bit pissed anyway, there's no such thing as entrapment laws in the UK (right?) and we're both on prestigious degrees that would be instantly over if we got any criminal offences.
My thoughts are that these guys are just scouting for the police, trying to map local drug usage, so I don't think anything is going to happen, it's just a bit worrying that's all.
me and friend get in taxi, co-driver is rolling joints and gives us one, then takes picture of us, also asks some pretty probing questions