Lincoln man files claim over seized cash, property

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has filed a $2.7 million claim against the city of Lincoln and Lancaster County, saying law enforcement wrongly seized cash and property from his home after his brother was arrested in a drug raid.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 59-year-old David Tarrence filed the claim Wednesday.

Tarrence says law enforcement seized $224,000, firearms, a coin collection and silver and gold bullion from his home last April. The claim says a drug informant told officials that Tarrence’s brother, Gary Tarrence, had a large amount of marijuana and cash that he kept at his brother’s house.

Gary Tarrence faces federal drug charges. David Tarrence has not been charged with a crime. He says the money and property seized amounted to his life savings.

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