(If you are not familiar with the story, in a last-ditched effort to save his car company, De Lorean attempted to traffic a large amount of cocaine. Turned out the seller was a federal agent. That is dedication)
1. given the idea for the crime by the government agents
2. persuaded or talked into committing the crime by government agents
3. not ready and willing to commit the crime before the government agents spoke with him.
So no, it wasn't "the first easy thing you[he] can [could] think of".