Billings Republican Daniel Zolnikov claims police are abusing laws that let them seize property from suspected drug offenders. He claims police seized $10,000 in cash from an out of state motorist pulled over for expired plates. Zolnikov says police took the money even though the man was never charged with a crime.
“This, mister chairman and members of the committee, is what I would consider literal highway robbery,” Zolnikov testified.
He says he can’t name the citizen, or the agency involved, because the case is still being litigated.