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Man finds pack loaded with $500,000 cash

 

 

 

WENATCHEE -- A pedestrian who found a backpack filled with nearly $500,000 near Ellisforde likely helped disrupt a drug deal, Okanogan County officials said.

 

The pedestrian found the pack full of money hidden along Highway 97 north of Ellisforde on Friday and called authorities, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. He declined the name the pedestrian.

 

Law enforcement officers believe the cash was destined for use in the drug trade, Rogers said.

 

Deputies took the cash and replaced it in the backpack with police magazines and other police materials that gave it a similar weight and size, then they put it back in the brush.

 

David L. Taber Jr., 35, of Oroville, who allegedly drove to the location about 7:30 p.m. Friday, picked up the backpack and drove away, was arrested and made a court appearance Monday on money laundering charges in Okanogan County Superior Court.

 

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Dood 500G's! I woulda had a new rack of gear, new set of skies, and a pimped out Jeep that same day!

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it says a lot about someone's character and honesty to report something like that instead of just keeping it.

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yes. but then in that area (very small towns), everyone would know and wonder "how" you came up with 500 large ones. You'd have to move.

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That would be a mighty strong test of anyone's character. You know, that the guy that found it will probably get at least some of the money. So if the money is "claimed" by a criminal is it the same as unclaimed money?

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If its claimed by a criminal then it becomes evidance and confiscated by the police department.

 

Atleast he could of kept a hundered grand...

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Since there isn’t laws saying you can’t pick up a backpack full of money they don’t have anything on the guy. So they’ll have to look for something else. A back pack of money is cause for speculation but doesn’t prove it was drugs or laundering. So he’ll get off scott free, and when he does he’ll request his money. Sure he’ll have to pay the taxes on it but who wouldn’t.

Do we have any attorneys with an opinion on this?

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I found $2200 cash that was probably 'drug trade' related once. I bought a bass guitar and a trip to France. tongue.gif

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Other versions on the web indicate that there was additional information in the pack that led police to believe it was for a drug buy. Whether you believe that or not is another issue.

 

If you were living in a dinky town with a crappy job and found $500K, would it be such a big deal to move?

 

As for six degress of separation, I went to high school with Steve Letourneau. We all remember him don't we? I forgot about him until I saw his face in magazine one day.....

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I went to high school with Steve Letourneau. We all remember him don't we? I forgot about him until I saw his face in magazine one day.....

 

never met the guy, but i understand his taste in women is questionable evils3d.gif

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Hey... there's $576,241 in here... better round it off to 500,000 to make it easier on those overworked police.
That would be the dumbest thing you could possibly do. The drug runners know exactly how much is in there. As soon as they find out it isn't all there, guess who they are going to go after?

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Hey... there's $576,241 in here... better round it off to 500,000 to make it easier on those overworked police.
That would be the dumbest thing you could possibly do. The drug runners know exactly how much is in there. As soon as they find out it isn't all there, guess who they are going to go after?

 

So what your saying better off to keep the whole thing. evils3d.gif

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yeah. keep the whole thing. move to Thailand and live like a king for $30 a day. climb untill you cant

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Man finds pack loaded with $500,000 cash

 

 

 

WENATCHEE -- A pedestrian who found a backpack filled with nearly $500,000 near Ellisforde likely helped disrupt a drug deal, Okanogan County officials said.

 

The pedestrian found the pack full of money hidden along Highway 97 north of Ellisforde on Friday and called authorities, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. He declined the name the pedestrian.

 

Law enforcement officers believe the cash was destined for use in the drug trade, Rogers said.

 

Deputies took the cash and replaced it in the backpack with police magazines and other police materials that gave it a similar weight and size, then they put it back in the brush.

 

David L. Taber Jr., 35, of Oroville, who allegedly drove to the location about 7:30 p.m. Friday, picked up the backpack and drove away, was arrested and made a court appearance Monday on money laundering charges in Okanogan County Superior Court.

 

Associated Press

 

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Fuckin pigs (and that narc that found the pack). Interupting the flow of goods and services. The way they talk I thought the republicans loved free trade. wazzup.gif

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Hey... there's $576,241 in here... better round it off to 500,000 to make it easier on those overworked police.
That would be the dumbest thing you could possibly do. The drug runners know exactly how much is in there. As soon as they find out it isn't all there, guess who they are going to go after?

 

So make it an anonymous call. cool.gif

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