Car Trivia:Kansas Sues A Toyota Truck And Loses

In 2018, the state of Kansas lost a lawsuit against a Toyota pickup truck. Sergeant Christopher Ricard of…

In 2018, the state of Kansas lost a lawsuit against a Toyota pickup truck. Sergeant Christopher Ricard of the Geary County Sheriffā€™s Department stopped the truck over a partially obscured traffic plate. However, he impounded it when Scooby, his police dog, sniffed out 11.9 grams ofĀ marijuanaĀ hidden inside the vehicle. Sergeant Ricard also found $84,000 in cash.


Car Trivia:Kansas Sues A Toyota Truck And Loses
Car Trivia:Kansas Sues A Toyota Truck And Loses

The state filed to seize the vehicle and money. Considering that it was a civil forfeiture case, the state listed the truck, money, and marijuana as defendants instead of the two men driving it. However, the court determined that the state could not legally seize the truck andĀ moneyĀ because Sergeant Ricard had illegally extended the stop to allow Scooby to sniff the vehicle.[

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