Monday, October 8, 2012
EUGENE — Lane County want to keep nearly $61,000 in cash, a car and an ATM seized in an August police raid on a Eugene marijuana dispensary.
The county filed a civil forfeiture complaint in Lane County Circuit Court last week alleging the cash and property were part of a criminal enterprise involving the operator, Curtis Shimmin, who was arrested.
The Register-Guard reports he ran the medical marijuana business for more than a year and has yet to appear in court on formal allegations.
His lawyer, Brian Michaels, says the seized cash and property were not part of any illegal activity and that the case is part of a broader “war on medical marijuana.”