Asset Forfeiture – The Big Money Grab

In recent years, confiscating “drug money” has become an ever-increasing priority of the Texas Department of Public Safety. According to a recent two-part series in the Amarillo Globe-News, between January 1, 2005, and June 30, 2010, about $14.6 million in U.S. currency was seized by the Highway Patrol on the 178 mile stretch of Interstate-40 that runs through Texas.

The articles are a great read and give some insight into asset forfeiture and the big money grab.

Cashing In: Who Benefits Most from Seized Currency?

Cashing In: Sheriffs’ Offices Join the War on Drugs