WASHINGTON (AP) — Police do not need a warrant to seize someone’s car from a public place under laws requiring forfeiture of property linked to crime, the Supreme Court said today.
The 7-2 ruling reinstated a Florida man’s drug conviction based on the crack cocaine police found in his car after seizing it without a warrant. Police said the man’s car was subject to forfeiture because it had been used to deliver drugs several months earlier.
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