- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A man imprisoned for distributing methamphetamine from his recreational vehicle has been unsuccessful in arguing to the South Dakota Supreme Court that the state’s seizure of the vehicle was excessive.

The high court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the state’s seizure of Paul Lockenour’s RV wasn’t disproportionate to the gravity of his crime.

Lockenour, of Cambridge, Nebraska, traveled to Sioux Falls in 2011 in his RV to sell meth to a friend, who was a police informant. After his arrest, Lockenour argued the state’s seizure of his $54,000 Forest River XLR Toy Hauler was excessive when compared to the up-to-$2,000 worth of meth police found.

The Supreme Court says the RV seizure is consistent with Lockenour’s potential criminal fines and the gravity of his crime.

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