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Sheriff's Office Raids Home, Seizes All The Furniture, Ultimately Returns Everything But The Couch

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In 2012, Rehfeldt says the Hind County Sheriff's Office raided his client's apartment on suspicion her boyfriend was a drug dealer. Anything purchased with drug proceeds is fair game to be seized by police under civil asset forfeiture laws, and they determined the boyfriend had furnished the apartment, so off went her TV, her table and chairs, her couch, her lamps, and even the pictures on the wall.

"Her case is the first in my 38 years of practicing law where they took the furniture," Rehfeldt says.

In this case, most of what was taken by the sheriff's office was eventually returned. Rehfeldt's clients is one of the lucky ones, able to navigate a legal pathway that's a greased downhill slope for law enforcement, but an expensive, uphill battle for those whose property has been seized.

His client got everything back. Well, not everything.

For reasons unexplained, the sheriff's office was allowed to keep the couch.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/2...ure-ultimately-returns-everything-couch.shtml
 

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Hey, those couch's from Rooms To Go and Ikea are getting nicer everyday.