U.S. v. U.S. CURRENCY, $30,060.00

No. 92-55919.

39 F.3d 1039 (1994)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. U.S. CURRENCY, $30,060.00, Defendant. Albert Joseph Alexander, Claimant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided November 8, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lee S. Arian, Asst. U.S. Atty., Los Angeles, CA, for plaintiff-appellant.

Jerold L. Bloom, Sherman Oaks, CA, for claimant-appellee.

Before: TANG, PREGERSON, and NOONAN, Circuit Judges.

Opinion by Judge TANG; Dissent by Judge NOONAN.

TANG, Senior Circuit Judge:

The government appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Albert Joseph Alexander. The district court concluded the government did not establish probable cause that $30,060 seized from Alexander was connected to drugs as required to warrant forfeiture under 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(6). The government argues the narcotics detection dog's positive alert to the...

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