Legal, Permitted, and Arrested

by Mark Thornton

Marijuana was legalized, the owners were permitted and they asked the government to conduct a business inspection. Instead the police busted them and stole all their stuff!

We may be winning the war against the War on Drugs, but we still have a long ways to go. The Washington Post reports on the Shattuck family who were not only arrested but all their possessions were stolen by law enforcement based on the asset forfeiture law.

A self-described Michigan “soccer mom” who had “every belonging” taken from her family in a 2014 drug raid has been cleared of all criminal charges, 19 months after heavily armed drug task force members ransacked her home and her business. But in many ways, her ordeal is only beginning.

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