Local Authorities Continue Card Scanner Seizures

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The controversy over civil asset forfeiture in the state has been reignited by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol acquiring portable scanners to seize suspected drug money found on prepaid debit cards. The governor recently put a halt to the state program until a clear usage policy is put in place. But as Brad Gibson of Oklahoma Watch tells us, that’s not stopping other local law enforcement from using the devices, which are strongly opposed by civil rights advocates.