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Big-Coppitt-Key-seizure-300x169Federal agents are reportedly suing the cash seized in a drug raid in Key West, Florida earlier this year to make sure it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

According to news sources, federal, state, and local agents raided a Big Coppitt Key home on January 10 and seized $166,400 in cash as well as drug paraphernalia and small amounts of marijuana and cocaine.

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policia-300x174Late last month, Jacksonville police announced one of their largest drug seizures in recent years, with the discovery of nearly 16 pounds of heroin valued at close to $400,000.

In addition to the significant bust, authorities also took three suppliers off the streets as part of Operation Big Apple, a years-long investigation targeting drugs trafficked to Florida from New York City.

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Bridget-Freitas-240x300Bridget Freitas of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested at a University of Miami football game Saturday after she allegedly swatted a police officer as she was being carried out of the stadium for disorderly conduct.

Freitas, 30, is being charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. She was released on bond on Sunday. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Dwayne-Taylor-240x300Dwayne Taylor, a former member of Florida’s legislature and Daytona Beach city commissioner accused of using campaign funds for his personal benefit, has been ordered to forfeit almost $63,000 as part of his sentence.

Taylor, 49, was charged with 9 counts of wire fraud on March 9. He pleaded not guilty to all charges the day after the indictment was filed.

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serrano-1-300x204When it comes to civil asset forfeiture, you don’t have to be charged with a crime in order for your property to be seized. Depending on the circumstances, your property can slip away when you least expect it.

That’s exactly what happened to Gerardo Serrano as he crossed the U.S. border into Mexico late in 2015, when his truck was seized without any charges being brought against him.

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