“As he stood on the side of the road, police searched the vehicle, pulling nearly $87,000 in a zip-top bag from Lara’s trunk and insisting a drug-sniffing dog had detected something on the cash. Police found no drugs, and Lara, 39, was charged with no crimes. But police nonetheless left with his money, calling a Drug Enforcement Administration agent to coordinate a process known as ‘adoption,’ which allows federal authorities to seize cash or property they suspect is connected to criminal activity without levying criminal charges.” WaPo (gift article for ND readers): A former Marine was pulled over for following a truck too closely. Police took nearly $87,000 of his cash. (This is why I almost never commute with more than forty or fifty grand in cash…)