Wyoming court orders return of $470K seized in traffic stop
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered state authorities to return $470,000 police seized during a traffic stop.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the court ruled that the state attorney general’s office violated Robert Miller’s right to due process under the U.S. Constitution by waiting nine months from the date of the traffic stop to file a civil case.
Authorities say the money was seized from the Illinois man in 2013 on Interstate 80. A Wyoming highway patrolman found manila envelopes filled with cash in Miller’s vehicle.
Miller was never charged with a crime in connection with the traffic stop.
Source: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune
Good for the supreme court. As far as I am concerned this constituted grand theft and I don't give a bloody rats ass who you are. You did not have the right to take this man's property with out a corresponding violation of the law. This makes you (each of you involved) guilty of grand theft!