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Mar 26, 2010 12:03 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Budget shortfall? Get it from criminals

Nebraska and Iowa have figured out how to plug budget shortfalls--seize money from alleged drug runners.

This week, law officers seized a total of $3.2 million. The Iowa Department of Transportation seized $2 million during a truck inspection near Council Bluffs. A Douglas County, Nebraska sheriff's deputy seized another $1.2 million during a traffic stop. Those agencies get to keep the cash, under federal drug laws.

 

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