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On December 4th, A.D. 2012, Supreme Court of Louisiana issued an opinion in the matter of case number 2012-K-0466, styled:

“STATE OF LOUISIANA

VERSUS

$144,320.00 TINA BEERS

132 WOODY LANE,

SILVER CITY, NC 27344, ET AL.”

 

The case was based on a traffic stop.  A Louisiana traffic cop stopped a woman (“Tina Beers”) driving a van from North Carolina and asked for permission to search her vehicle for drugs.  She consented, and he subsequently found nine bundles of cash hidden in the van that were worth $144,320.  The “State” found no drugs in her van, and never charged the woman with any crime, but did seize the cash.  (Of course.)

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Posted by on December 10, 2012 in Forefeiture, Police State

 

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