- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma appeals court has sided with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety in a case where a state trooper seized more than $11,500 worth of Walmart gift cards believed to be purchased with drug proceeds.

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled Wednesday there was enough evidence to support a lower court’s finding that the gift cards were bought with drug proceeds - a violation of state drug laws.

The case stems from a 2012 traffic stop in Murray County. Although troopers only found a small quantity of marijuana in the rental car, they discovered 83 Walmart gift cards worth more than $11,500 scattered throughout the vehicle.

The driver maintained the cards were not purchased through any illegal means, but declined to show documentation on how they were bought.

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