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City of Pinellas Park files claim to keep man’s cash because it smells like weed

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Technically, in Florida, police can seize and keep a person’s cash and property without having to make an arrest or wait for a conviction. Take the Pinellas Park Police Department, for example . This past October, 25-year-old Detective Chris Ryan was conducting a “random narcotics interdiction” at a Pinellas Park FedEx, located at 9201 MCI Dr., when he was given a package that a driver said smelled like marijuana. Inside the 2.4-pound package was a jigsaw-puzzle box containing a vacuum-sealed bag stuffed-full of…

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