Expensive traffic stop.

Treat_Yourself

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Some guy was pulled over in Washington. Cop asked consent to search. Driver said OK. Cop finds and confiscates over $270,000.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/333060_cash26.html

Seems kind of fucked up that they can confiscate the guy's money without charging him with a crime. Doesn't seem to rise to the level of probable cause to me.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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The driver gave several explanations, then said he won all the money at several casinos in California, Nevada and Washington.

"He himself admitted to the trooper the story sounded ridiculous," Merrill said.

The state patrol is investigating whether the money is connected to illegal drug sales, he said. If turns out the money was legitimately obtained, it will be returned, Merrill said.
Never consent!