Dealer responsible for Rolling Stones drug bust ‘showed no regrets’

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 15:43 PM IST

London: The drug dealer who Rolling Stones claim set them up in a drug racket "never showed any remorse" for almost ruining the rockers` careers, according to the police informant`s former lover.

Richards and Mick Jagger faced charges for possession of cannabis and amphetamines after cops stormed the guitarist``s Sussex country estate during a wild party in 1967.

They blamed a man known only as the Acid King for tipping off cops about the drug and alcohol-fuelled bash, reports Daily Express.

In his new autobiography, Life, Richards revealed the identity of the Acid King as David Sniderman, claiming he was a police informant who worked with authorities to target the Stones.

Now the Mail on Sunday newspaper reports Sniderman was a failed actor from Toronto, Canada, who was recruited by undercover agents from the UK and US to help discredit the band.

And according to his ex-girlfriend, talent agent Maggie Abbott, Sniderman never regretted turning the Stones over to the authorities.

"He never showed any remorse for what he did. It was all about how he had been `the victim`. He was a totally selfish person,” Abbott said.

ANI