Wednesday, July 31, 2019

NorCo DA Seizes $146,255 and Five Vehicles

Northampton County DA John Morganelli has seized $146,255 and five vehicles from drug dealers during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2019. Morganelli uses this money for undercover purchases, police equipment and training.

He has this message for drug dealers: "When we catch you we will seize your money, your house, your vehicle and any other ill gotten gains from your drug dealings. Drug use and drug dealing in Northampton County will be very unprofitable."

NorCo DA Forfeiture Report by BernieOHare on Scribd

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seizing personal property should be illegal. It is an abuse of the constitution.

Anonymous said...

These stories would be hilarious if not so tragic. JM has spent his life fighting a losing war with a strategy that has failed miserably. Our drug problem is worse than ever. But John got paid lots and now he'll be coronated and ride out the rest of his days in leisure. The joke is on taxpayers. Hilarious, right?

Anonymous said...

Confiscation of assets not directly connected to crimes, is unconstitutional, and allowing any police department or other law enforcement to use this money for their own uses is a recipe for corruption.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Showboat!

Anonymous said...

Confiscation of assets not directly connected to crimes, is unconstitutional, and allowing any police department or other law enforcement to use this money for their own uses is a recipe for corruption.

Absolutly correct Forfiture laws should be revoked

Bernie O'Hare said...

Seizing assets directly related to crime is not only constitutional, but goes right back to deodand principles followed in our common law. What's arguably unconstitutional is taking the asset of an innocent third party, but Morganelli stays away from that sort of thing. He only goes after property owned by the dealer, and that is both authorized by statute and constitutional.

Anonymous said...

They need to bring back the deodand laws. People who want to own stuff that kills people is creepy...

Anonymous said...

Look out BristolMyersSquibb, Pfizer, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson&Johnson

I look forward to the confiscation of these (peoples) assets... something tells me they will only be fined.

Anonymous said...

"Seizing assets directly related to crime is not only constitutional, but goes right back to deodand principles followed in our common law. What's arguably unconstitutional is taking the asset of an innocent third party, but Morganelli stays away from that sort of thing. He only goes after property owned by the dealer, and that is both authorized by statute and constitutional."

Shorties Bar?

Anonymous said...

First off, this is a horrendous 1980's "war on drugs" stunt that M can't let go of. This is the kind of stuff that Democrats were not looking for in 2016. Second, how does he know what is an "ill gotten gain" and what isn't? If my spouse is secretly selling drugs, the DA comes and takes all of MY things? Shameful.

LVCI said...

One of the problems I see is taking away someone's assets disabling them to mount a proper defense sometimes before they are proven guilty.