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Pensacola Asset seizure
There was a time when seizing the vehicles and other assets of people who were never even charged with a crime was a substantial source of revenue for law enforcement agencies all over Florida, including Pensacola as well as Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Thankfully, at least here in the Sunshine State, seizing and bringing a civil forfeiture claim against an owner of property on which drugs or contraband was found is no longer that easy under Florida Statute §932.703.

For a list of what is considered contraband see Florida Statute §932.701.