The rise of police powers is their response to their failure to police the unpoliciable. Yet this has seriously encroached on indivdual freedom in tangible ways. Worst is confiscation for drug trading. Not a bad idea by itself, but it immediately gave the police departments an incentive to steal.
And no one is better at bending rules and guidelines.
That this has not made it any better is also painfuly obvious. That demands ending the drug criminalization once and for all.