This sounds like a fictional drama stretch, but is a real case pressed by Wayne County's prosecutor and laid out in The Detroit News:
A former councilman for the city of Wayne faces charges in an alleged 2017 plot to entrap a city employee by planting fake drugs and a gun that shoots blanks in her vehicle, then orchestrating a traffic stop.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged the former councilman, Christopher Sanders, 51, with false report of a felony, conspiracy to commit false report of a felony, and attempted false report of a felony. ...
Michigan State Police investigated the matter and, almost three years later, arrested both Sanders and [alleged accomplice Jimmie] Chandler.
Both men were arraigned in Canton district court, where they're scheduled for an Oct. 2 probable cause hearing, the paper reports.