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Reno Drug Interdiction Defense & Money Forfeiture

Former Prosecutor Serving Nevada as a Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Interstate 80 corridor is well-known as a pipeline for illegal drugs and cash flowing back and forth across the country. State and federal law enforcement targets this area, just outside of Reno as a hotspot for drug trafficking.

Whether you were charged with allegedly heading east with a load of drugs or west with the cash from the sale, you will need a Reno drug crime defense lawyer who has experience with drug interdiction defense. As a former prosecutor, our Reno criminal defense lawyer is intimately familiar with the tactics used by law enforcement for stopping suspected drug traffickers on and around I-80.

As your defense firm, we are much more suited to be the gatekeepers of justice than anyone else in law enforcement. Our criminal defense team seeks justice on your behalf, contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover today.

Did Law Enforcement Take Your Money?

The El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) relays information on drug deliveries moving east and drug money moving west across I-80. Nevada state troopers will stop cars with little or no provocation if they have received a tip from EPIC.

  • Common reasons they use for pulling over suspects include:
  • Speeding, even if it is one mile above the speed limit
  • A tail light out
  • Expired registration
  • Other minor infractions

The police officer will ask some questions and try to get your permission to search your car. If you grant it, and a large amount of cash is found in your vehicle, regardless of where you got it, the police have the right to seize it. You will receive a receipt and a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) case number and be sent on your way.

Law enforcement is allowed to keep these ill-gotten gains, even if they can't arrest you on suspicion of drug trafficking. Most people assume that once the police have it, that money is gone. Our job as your criminal defense team is to work toward getting some or all of that money back. If we are able to prove that the money came from a legitimate source, we may be able to get the entire amount returned to you. It is also possible to get a portion of it returned through negotiation.

Request a Free Consultation Regarding Your Money Forfeiture

Consult with our experienced Reno drug crime attorney. Free case evaluations are available at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover. Call (775) 502-1575 to discuss your money forfeiture case.