In the state of Florida why do the police confiscate vehicles that were used in drug stings?

I don't get why the police would confiscate people's vehicles after they were caught purchasing drugs from an undercover police officer.

I also don't get why the police would sell drugs to unsuspecting buyers and put them in jail for it, to me the only thing they're really accomplishing out of it is filling up the jail space of non violent drug users.

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  • Bryan
    Lv 7
    3 months ago
    Best answer

    1. They confiscate the vehicles in an attempt to deter the public from purchasing drugs. They sell drugs to those that would have otherwise purchased them in an effort to deter people from purchasing.

    Pretty much the same theories that behind traffic enforcement. If you don't like it, then get the law changed. I told people for years where I live....and they did. Ok by me.

  • 3 months ago

    Because the police are just pirates to steal from the public

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Anything used in the commission of a crime is subject to confiscation.

    Why? To give people an incentive not to deal drugs.

    Asset forfeiture is a federal law, so it happens in all states.

  • 3 months ago

    The NEVER confiscate vehicles used in stings, because they ALREADY OWN them.

    They confiscate property used by drug dealers, but not users.

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  • 3 months ago

    cause they need to check the car out to make sure theres no drugs there

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Because they CAN.

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