- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney’s office in Rhode Island is seeking to claim $195,000 of possible drug money found in two suitcases in the woods.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2vkcwlD ) that the office filed the documents Wednesday after no one claimed the money within the legally allowed 60-day period since the government posted its notice of forfeiture.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent said in court documents that boys playing in the woods in Barrington found the first suitcase in October. Officers later located the second one.

The agent said there’s cause to believe that the money “is the proceeds” of drug sales or was intended to buy drugs.

A lawyer for a man who is named in court documents connected to the case says his client decided against filing a claim.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com


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