Living in GA it sounds fishy to me also, they would have to take ME along with the cash. In GA we have the legal right to shoot people who are stealing our stuff...........
I have heard of people getting their money confiscated if it "appears" to be drug money. I recommend going to your bank and getting extra "new" bank money envelopes and putting set amounts in each, a bank reciept or two doesn't hurt to have either...even an old one. If you sell at the meet put the money you earned in the envelopes for the ride home. Rubber bands and zip-loc bags can give the wrong impression.
I would think there’s a lot more to that story, times have changed but it’s still not illegal to carry large sums of money. Especially if it can be verified it came from your account. As far as making large sums of money at meets that also is not illegal as long as you pay your taxes.
the person told me it was less then $ 5,000 in a plain white envelope. he was so worried the leo was going to take a pre 1910 bike that he didn't fight anything along side the road. local lawyers wanted more the the lost money to help.
rob ronky #10507
Fifteen or so years back. 60 Minutes did a big expose on this subject. There were states like Florida confiscating as much as $200.00 dollars off of people at a standard traffic stop. I remember one of the people they interviewed was going out west to buy plants for his nursery and they lifted $16 g off him at the airport. He was fighting it. I always wondered how it turned out. Bob L
Yeah. I saw one regarding a woman that had 30K for a house and was traveling the East Coast. I forget what state but may have been FLA. They confiscated the money because it was "packaged like drug money". Since then I started using bank envelopes...
There has to be a reason the cop searched the vehicle.........there's always more to the story that isn't told like he just got done smoking a doob and the cop could smell it.
I heard about someone passing 100's in bank bands- he had the top 2 and the bottom 1 real and the rest fake
It wasn't Florida; it was South Carolina. Florida had the FHP officer that was profiling blacks and latins for drugs. I know a guy who was given the shake down in S.C. and he lost 2K to a S.C. county officer. His alternative was keep his mouth shut and move along, or go to jail. He contacted the attorney general for Florida,and because of the number of incidents like his; there was a major pow wow that made national news and got the U.S. attorney general involved. Apparently it was stopped and I haven't heard of any problems in South Carolina for quite a few years. My friend did not get his money back. You have to keep in mind that I-95 is a major drug route, and profiling is inevitable.