A young man by the name of Joseph Rivers was on his way to Los Angeles, California in April 2015 to pursue his dream of becoming a singer but was abruptly cut short after DEA Agents stopped him and questioned him about where he was going and why he was going to LA.
Rivers along with friends and family managed to raise sixteen Thousand dollars to help him on his journey but after DEA Agents improperly searched him and found the money on him, they assumed it was illegal money from drug transactions and seized his money.
There is a drug enforcement law called Civil Asset Forfeiture where if you are suspected of illegal activities, the government can seize your assets until you can prove otherwise where the funds came from by using the Violation of Controlled Substances Act.
the young man was never charged with any felonies or charged with any other crime and have since went to Washington D.C along with his mother Mary Jackson to lobby against unlawful Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Rivers has accused the DEA of robbery because as of today, he still have not received his money back from the DEA or any government official.
Ear Hustle 411 is praying that your money is returned and that you continue to pursue your musical journey.
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Video Source: The Daily Signal
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