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Posted: 6/17/2003 5:30:14 PM EDT
Dont know if any of you saw my post on the AR general board, but last friday the state patrol and king county sherriffs seized my pack, along with 300 rounds of ammo/10 AR mags in it, because it was "dangerous" ammunition, and id previously been drinking (basically they busted up a party that had formed, gave a bunch of kids MIPs etc, and my pack was in my tent nearby, gun was locked in the trunk)

The pack also had my friends allergy medication in it (every time we go shooting/hiking he forgets it, and his eyes swell closed, lol) he had some kind words on the way home for the police...

Is that legal??
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 6:36:20 PM EDT
Don't know about the "legality" but it sounds to me like you are lucky they just didn't haul you in.

There's a fine line between the police doing something illegal, and cutting you a break. I myself probably wouldn't push the issue.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 7:25:40 PM EDT
Discretion is sometimes the better part of valor but the kid does have 10 magazines and a pretty pricey backpack being held by the PD.

Maybe you could anonymously call the on duty desk sergeant of a DIFFERENT station and ask him how to go about retrieving seized property?

Or find an adult friend to make some phonecalls to the PD inquiring what sort of trouble his little juvenile delinquent is in for being such a trouble maker last week at that party even though your brat wasn't issued a citation.

Keep in mind though that discretion is sometimes the better part of valor and brace yourself for having to dump your ruck and make tracks away from it fast.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 7:29:01 PM EDT
In general, they can't seize something unless a law has been violated.

If you violated no law, they shouldn't have touched it.

You should contact any decent lawyer who gives a first consultation at no cost. A simple phone call from him may get your stuff back, and if that happens, pass him a fifty for his trouble and thank him.


CJ

Link Posted: 6/17/2003 8:03:51 PM EDT
Dravisar

How old are you?

Were you really hammered? I wouldn't be surprised if you got the stuff back if you weren't breaking any laws.

I bet they just saw a drunk guy and loads of ammo and said to themselves let's seperate these.

Link Posted: 6/17/2003 8:10:16 PM EDT
Dude, I just remembered that you want to be a SEAL.

Screw the legalize this calls for a raid. Sneak, peek, loot, and scoot away with your goods.

Link Posted: 6/17/2003 8:21:03 PM EDT
Im 20, I blew a .070

Heh...Phil...you guys crack me up...
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:26:06 PM EDT
What? You don't like those ideas?

You can always try 12 dozen Krispy Kremes.

Use them as a bribe or a distraction so you can do a snatch and grab...
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:32:04 PM EDT
Its always dangerous to be in the right when the government is in the wrong!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:10:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dravisar:
Im 20, I blew a .070

Heh...Phil...you guys crack me up...



If you know the names, IM them to me, I will check with my buddys and see what can be done, Im willing to bet that you will be able to just go pick it up.
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