On February 18, 2016, armed police raided the business and home of Maricel and Paul Fullerton in Woodland, California. In what looked like a major drug bust, police seized 22 pounds of processed cannabis, firearms, and $55,000 in cash. The only thing that seemed odd was that Maricel works as a hospice nurse, while Paul is a retired fire captain.
For two and a half years, the Fullertons fought to clear their names and repossess their property and cash. This month, the Fullertons finally won their civil asset forfeiture case which sought the return of the money.