Ind. U.S. Atty’s Office and Other Agencies to Split Unclaimed $2.5 Million

By Danny Fenster

Law enforcement agencies are singing the old “finders’ keepers” adage in Indiana this week.

After roughly $2.5 million in cash was seized during a March drug raid, with no claimants since, Indiana U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said his department and several other Indiana law enforcement agencies will split the cash,  Indiana Public Media reported.



The website reported that a DEA Task Force and the Indianapolis Metro Drug Task Force officers seized the cash after stopping a semi-tractor trailer on the west side of Indianapolis. The money was sewn into the roof of the cab of the semi that was destined for Mexico.

The money became U.S. government property when no one claimed it, reports Indiana Public Media. Most of the cash will go to the multi-agency Metro Drug Task Force. Smaller pieces, between $50,000 and $150,000, will go to various local law enforcement offices.

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