An armored car company filed an amended federal complaint, claiming that San Bernardino County Sheriffs, working with the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency, is illegally targeting their vehicles and seizing their clients’ money.
Empyreal Enterprises claims sheriff’s deputies stopped their car three times, and seized more than $1 million that the company had to indemnify to their legal cannabis-based clients.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus and the federal defendants have until April 15 to file their responses to the complaint.
In court documents, Dicus and his deputy asserted legitimate reasons for the stops.
California Central District Judge John Holcomb expressed concerns over Empyreal’s litigation