Wyo Supreme Court Orders $470K Cash Returned To Driver


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered state authorities to return $470,000 in cash that police seized during a traffic stop nearly 7 years ago from an Illinois man who was never charged with a crime.

The high court ruled that the state attorney general’s office violated Robert Miller’s right to due process under the U.S. Constitution by waiting nine months from the date of the traffic stop to file a civil case.

The money was seized from Miller in 2013 on Interstate 80 when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper found manila envelopes filled with cash in his vehicle.