“What’s in your wallet”? Thousands of dollars seized for alleged local drug crimes — not Capital One plastic

In a popular commercial for the Capital One credit card, actress Jennifer Garner is joined by her proud dad. Wearing red and blue to match the Capital One colors, the father-daughter team ask ‘what’s in your wallet?’ (See the ad below).

In our neck of the woods, however, “what’s in your wallet?”could wind up being thousands of dollars in cash (you know, “Benjamins”) seized by local law enforcement for alleged drug crimes at local establishments and roadside stops.

Examples abound in this posting that a reader sent from The Union. (For the uninitiated, a violation of HS 11351  is “possession of drugs with intent to sell” and HS 11377 is “possession of methamphetamine.” You get the point.) What’s in your wallet?


Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on ““What’s in your wallet”? Thousands of dollars seized for alleged local drug crimes — not Capital One plastic”

  1. Circular firing squad- Pull em over, search the car, take everything in sight, and make em sue you to get it back. That’s a lot of dough. I’m sure all that cash makes it back to the evidence locker. Wonder what the total is per year? Couldn’t that offset the need for part of their budget?
    Back East they were confiscating “Johns” cars when they would get busted for soliciting prostitution because the car was used in the commission of a crime.

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