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Shawn Vestal: When cops seize property, due process is lacking

When the president met with law enforcement officials this week, what made news was his flip comment that he might “destroy” a state senator’s career. What got less attention was …


Lewiston police seize more cash, property in drug cases

Police in the north-central Idaho city of Lewiston seized more cash, cars and property last year under Idaho’s drug forfeiture laws.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015

Spokane police evidence garage full a year after forfeiture unit created

Spokane Police Department’s evidence storage garage is bursting at the seams, in part because more vehicles are being seized under the year-old civil enforcement unit and in part because vehicles …


CdA drug trafficker’s seized assets help police

Former Coeur d’Alene gold and coin dealer Robert Leon Mertens is serving a 37-year term in federal prison for drug trafficking, firearms violations and money laundering - he’s been behind …