Something about this entire situation sounds awfully suspicious especially considering the cash had come in contact with Narcotics.
The Miami-Dade Police Department was forced to return nearly $20,000 in cash to a stripper after officers illegally seized the money during a traffic stop in May.
Ras Cates, 33, and his wife, Lizmixell Batista, 20, a stripper employed at Cheetah Gentleman’s Club in Hallandale Beach, were pulled over on May 25 by officers after the couple’s car cut off a police cruiser, the Miami Herald reported.
Officers searched the couple’s car and seized six guns including three assault-style rifles, the cash, suspected marijuana oil and a few bottles of codeine cough syrup with no valid prescription. Cates and Batista were charged with “armed drug dealing among other felony charges.”
However, defense attorneys challenged the arrest after the officers bragged about the guns found during the traffic stop to local media outlets.
“It’s amazing how something as simple as a traffic stop can lead us to crack a lot of cases,” a police spokesman told WFOR-CBS4. “A lot of serial killers are behind bars because of traffic stops.”
Jude Faccidomo, a defense attorney, said he found it “disturbing” that police “went on TV and engaged in incendiary speculation without knowing the facts or even acknowledging the rampant violations of my clients’ constitutional rights.”
Cates told officers he legally owned the weapons and had a valid concealed-weapons permit. Body…
What do you think? It is possibly for the strippers to bring home this much or is she full of shit?