That isn't the point at all and your rant sounds like someone who never lived anywhere near a house that sold drugs. I grew up right next door to one before we moved as a kid. There is a reason many with any type of "hood experience" would handle that situation differently than is being implied by those screaming, "run to the cops!".
For one, common sense dictates that if someone is selling drugs IN an office, that someone is not only buying them, but willing to look out for the person selling them. Common sense also dictates that gossip is not contained inside of an office environment. Everybody talks in an office.
If you don't give them shit to talk about, they will make shit up just to have something to talk about you with. That would lead us to the logical conclusion of handling siutuations differently than "run to the cops!!". The first thing that jumped out at me is this guys' focus on the "drug dealer's" political views. Why is that even an issue?
Are we sure he is selling? Who saw the transaction? This guy is telling us this story THROUGH his wife.
Life is more like chess than checkers when dealing with large groups of people. I am wondering why this seems like a concept not considered.