Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Feds seize guns from felon; seek forfeiture without criminal charges.
The Topeka Capital-Journal: Kansas cops seized money that was earned in legal Missouri cannabis sales.
The driver said she was on her way to Kansas City and would collect the cash proceeds from marijuana businesses. The driver was released. The DEA then surveilled the driver "stopping at and entering multiple state marijuana dispensaries" on the Missouri side of the metro, according to the affidavit.
One day after the first traffic stop, (Deputy Kalen) Robison again pulled over the Empyreal van along the interstate in Dickinson County. The affidavit didn't specify the reason for stopping the vehicle.
Law enforcement then seized five bags of cash, which the driver said were from multiple marijuana dispensaries in Kansas City. A drug dog later "alerted to the odor of marijuana coming from the currency," the DEA agent wrote, and "marijuana is a controlled substance and illegal under both federal and Kansas state law."
Forbes: New proof that police use civil asset forfeiture against those least able to fight back.
CNN: The quotable words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The Crime Report: How education helps incarcerated women resist the inhumanity of prison.
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