Police Seize Lottery Winnings After Drug Arrest

Jan 22, 2008 Full story: www.northcountrygazette.org 13

You've heard of asset forfeiture in drug cases? Police in Ellsworth have confiscated the $1,000 lottery winnings of Michael David, saying he bought his lottery ticket with the proceeds from an illegal sale of ...

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jan 22, 2008
This is ridiculous. This drug war has to end.

Confiscating a man's lotto ticket winnings for selling $15 dollar pills OMG!
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Ophelia, VA

#2 Jan 22, 2008
they ned to get their bonus money somewhere
hear here

United States

#3 Jan 22, 2008
It can only happen because too many people are willing to give up whatever rights they aren't currently using for a false sense of security.

Take Democrats. They were the majority in Washington for most of the 20th century. For at least 50 years they have been telling us how bad things are...but they never make it any better. And the fools keep voting for them.

Now that the Republicans are trying to be Democratts, too...

...well, vote for Ron Paul if you want America back.

United States

#4 Jan 23, 2008
We've already got an idiot pretending to be president, we don't need another like Ron Paul.

“Gun toting liberal”

Since: Nov 07


#5 Jan 23, 2008
Drug seizures are so morally questionable. This one is ridiculous. We have set it up so the DEA is encouraged to steal with impunity. Anything wrongly seized never is returned.
straight up

United States

#6 Jan 23, 2008
Grumpy wrote:
We've already got an idiot pretending to be president, we don't need another like Ron Paul.
Do your homework.

Learn the lesser known history of American Government from Woodrow Wilson to the present, and you'll find Ron Paul is the last hope for America as our founding fathers intended it to be.

If you think that is idiotic, you are a part of the problem.

Since: Jun 07

New Smyrna Beach

#7 Jan 23, 2008
I think the police have a valid argument, though I may not like it.

The purchase of the lottery tickets could be construed as money laundering. I wonder if they also confiscated the other merchandise. I also wonder if he had any other money on his person.
Cmdr T

North Little Rock, AR

#8 Jan 23, 2008
Oh come on, CalmBob! Money Laundering? That has to be the worst method to money launder ever conceived. Talk about a lousy ROI (Reurn-On-Investment).(Well almost, you could always give your money to a tele-evangelist to get your name on the VIP list in heaven.)

Since: Jun 07

New Smyrna Beach

#9 Jan 23, 2008
I didn't say it was an efficient method... but in his case...

A lot of money is probably laundered through Vegas every year in hopes of the Big Win.
sotellmehowyoure llyfeel

Dallas, TX

#10 Jan 23, 2008
I wonder how many other lottery tickets this guy bought, the article doesn't say. Under the government's own logic, all the losing tickets, are tainted drug proceeds that the state has now knowingly received. Should that money be seized from the state, and if so, who should get it?
wtfdidthatmofoju stsay

Hacienda Heights, CA

#11 Jan 24, 2008
ron paul? he'll have everyone sent back to 'where he thinks they belong', hes a racist.
hear here

United States

#12 Jan 24, 2008
wtfdidthatmofojustsay wrote:
ron paul? he'll have everyone sent back to 'where he thinks they belong', hes a racist.
Quotes? Sources? Links? Anything to support this???

No, you are just parroting what someone told you.

Or perhaps you are one who thinks illegal immigration is okay and America is obligated to do more for non-citizens than it does for it's own children...?


#13 Jan 24, 2008

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