Profile image
By Off The Grid News
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Police Raided Legal Business, Seized $324,000, Forced 35 to Lose Jobs — but Never Charged Anyone

Friday, November 11, 2016 9:50
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Police Raided Legal Business, Seized $324,000, Forced 35 To Lose Jobs -- But Never Charged Anyone

Image source: Institute for Justice

James Slatic was never charged with a crime, but he now has to go to court to get his legal business, his inventory and his $324,000 in cash back from the San Diego County district attorney’s office.

To make matters worse, 35 employees at Slatic’s company, Med-West Distribution, lost their jobs, their health insurance and their retirement accounts due to the seizure.

“It’s the dirty little secret of the American justice system,” Slatic told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “They can come in and take all your money and property just on the say-so of a police officer. Once they do that, you have to go to court and prove why your money is not guilty.”

Med-West, a medical marijuana business, paid federal and state taxes and was licensed by San Diego County to distribute marijuana and cannabis products. Medicinal marijuana is legal in California. The company even had a website. But in January, San Diego police and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency raided the business and seized everything, even though it did not charge anyone. The district attorney then used asset forfeiture to seize the bank accounts of Slatic, his wife and their two teenage daughters.

Source: http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/police-raided-legal-business-seized-324000-forced-35-to-lose-jobs-but-never-charged-anyone/

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Total 1 comment
  • st

    no such thing as a good cop

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.