Feds ask to keep cash seized in Yellowstone National Park

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Federal authorities hope to keep more than $20,000 in cash that a Yellowstone National Park ranger seized from two young Illinois men this summer. Prosecutors say one man admitted they had planned to use the money to buy marijuana in Oregon, then sell it in Illinois. The money — along with some marijuana — was seized from Jacob C A Dotson and Dustin Alvis on July 8. Dotson, a 19-year-old resident of Galesburg, Illinois, and Alvis, a 20-year-old resident of Mattoon, Illinois, each admitted to misdemeanor drug possession crimes after their arrests. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming filed a civil complaint on Wednesday, seeking the forfeiture of the cash. Yellowstone Ranger Brad Jones stopped the men’s silver Pontiac for driving 61...

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