Cops snag lotto ticket from accused drug dealer

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  1. bullets bang bang

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    ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) -- His lottery ticket was a $1,000 winner, but police have seized it saying it was bought with proceeds from an illegal drug sale.
    [​IMG] A judge will decide whether a man will keep a $1,000 lottery ticket police say was bought with drug money.


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    Michael David, who had been staying at an Ellsworth motel, sold four 10-milligram methadone pills for $15 each last week, Police Chief John Deleo said.
    He then went to a convenience store and bought lottery tickets and other merchandise and went back to his motel room, where he was busted.
    "I guess it will be up to a judge to decide, but it's in our possession right now as proceeds from a drug transaction," Deleo said of the winning ticket.
    David, 46, remained in custody Monday in the Hancock County Jail on drug trafficking charges. An official at the jail said David was not available for comment.
     
  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    What happens to it if the judge decided the proceeds were obtained through drug money? What do the police do with the money?
     
  3. Untilteld Registered

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    Ah just give it to 'em.
     
  4. Apollo Registered

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    they'll buy a weeks supply of jelly donuts :hehe:
     
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    If he has to resort to dealing to make some money than give the grand to him and he'll stop.
     
  6. bullets bang bang

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    another hadworking citizen penalized. next thing youll know he will have to crap out the junk food he bought and return that as well.
     

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