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warshington-1-300x201Reacting to the push from the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions to increase federal power over civil asset forfeiture, Congress seems to be pushing back. A bipartisan effort to peel back the federal government’s civil asset forfeiture programs is gaining traction with Congress members.

At a time when disagreements between the two major parties has led to a federal government shutdown, it’s surprising to see some agreement on major policy reform. But a bipartisan push from two Representatives from different parties and regions of the United States could just be the tip of the iceberg in federal civil forfeiture reform.

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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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Tiger-Woods.jpegTiger Woods had marijuana and four other drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida in May, a report released by police on Tuesday revealed.

The report was released a few days after Woods agreed to take a plea deal and enter a diversion program to settle his DUI charge. It says Woods, 41, had marijuana, the anti-insomnia drug Ambien, the anxiety drug Xanax, as well as the painkillers Dilaudid and Vicodin in his system when he was arrested on May 29.

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Henry-Claude-Agnew-262x300Henry Claude Agnew of Miami, Florida was arrested on June 2 in Broward County by U.S. Marshals for a probation violation. Court records show that Agnew, 36, is also facing drug charges.

He was charged last month with a number of drug offenses, including possession of cannabis and cocaine, possession of cannabis and cocaine with intent to sell, and selling cocaine and cannabis near a school. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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Christine-Arguelles-254x300Christina Arguelles of Coconut Creek, Florida is behind bars after her 14-year-old daughter and a classmate allegedly brought THC-laced candies to a Coconut Creek middle school. Arguelles, 33, is being charged with possession of THC with intent to sell, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and two counts of child neglect because she also has an 8-year-old son.

She was ordered held in lieu of a $117,500 bond. After learning of her bond, she reportedly tried to plead with Judge Michael Davis during her first court appearance to lower the amount saying she has been “under a lot of stress,” but the judge did not comply with her request. It is unclear if Arguelles has acquired the services of an attorney.

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