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Winning ticket may be subject to forfeiture

GARY, Ind. — Monday was a good news-bad news day for Mark Chambers.

The good news is his Indiana "Pick Four" lottery ticket is a winner, worth $2,260.

The bad news is that the ticket was in his pocket when he was arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine.

Sgt. John Jelks of the Gary Narcotics-Vice Unit said his detectives are consulting with prosecutors and the city's forfeiture lawyer to determine if the police department can seize the prize.

Chambers, 20, of 2010 W. 12th Ave., was arrested after detectives completed their fourth buy from Anthony Williams, 41. Investigators followed Williams as he went to obtain the cocaine from Chambers then arrested them both, Jelks said.

Both face charges of dealing cocaine. Chambers is out on bond on a dealing charge filed in April.

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Posted: June 16, 2010, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

             HILARIOUS!!!  Of course they can claim the prize!!!   Its a decent down payment

           on another dope sniffing dog.....LOL!!!!!!!!LOL

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 "as long as you win more than you lose...gamblins' not a problem"

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    Posted: June 16, 2010, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

    Winning ticket may be subject to forfeiture

    Monday was a good news-bad news day for Mark Chambers.

    The good news is his Indiana "Pick Four" lottery ticket is a winner, worth $2,260.

    The bad news is that the ticket was in his pocket when he was arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine.

    Sgt. John Jelks of the Gary Narcotics-Vice Unit said his detectives are consulting with prosecutors and the city's forfeiture lawyer to determine if the police department can seize the prize.

    Chambers, 20, of 2010 W. 12th Ave., was arrested after detectives completed their fourth buy from Anthony Williams, 41. Investigators followed Williams as he went to obtain the cocaine from Chambers then arrested them both, Jelks said.

    Both face charges of dealing cocaine. Chambers is out on bond on a dealing charge filed in April.

    bet  you  he  was  black  they  INVENT  -A - LAW - when   THE  tEA  BAGGER  POLICE   WANT  TO 

    KEEP  BLACKS  POOR  ;

    WILL  pass  phony  laws  to  steal  your  money ;  I  SAY  IF  YOU  WIN  YOU  WIN  AND  IF  YOUR  ON  CHARGES  THEN  YOU  SERVE  YOUR  PUNISHMENT  BUT  BOTH  -NO-WAY....Mad

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      Posted: June 16, 2010, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

      Of Course They're Going 2 Keep It!! They Make The Laws Up As They Go Along. Day By Day & Case By Case! I Agree He Should Go 2 Jail 4 Selling Drugs! But Leave His Lottery Ticket Out Of It!

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        They'd have let him keep it, if it were a bill for $2,260. Big criminals going after the little ones.

        In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
        Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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          Posted: June 16, 2010, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

          Of Course They're Going 2 Keep It!! They Make The Laws Up As They Go Along. Day By Day & Case By Case! I Agree He Should Go 2 Jail 4 Selling Drugs! But Leave His Lottery Ticket Out Of It!

           Can you imagine if it was a $200,000,000.00 winning Lotto ticket! I agree with you, once convicted of a crime he should serve his time and pay a fine. But the Lottery ticket should be his to keep.

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            Posted: June 16, 2010, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

            who says its his ticket?

            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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              Posted: June 16, 2010, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

              Winning ticket may be subject to forfeiture

              Monday was a good news-bad news day for Mark Chambers.

              The good news is his Indiana "Pick Four" lottery ticket is a winner, worth $2,260.

              The bad news is that the ticket was in his pocket when he was arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine.

              Sgt. John Jelks of the Gary Narcotics-Vice Unit said his detectives are consulting with prosecutors and the city's forfeiture lawyer to determine if the police department can seize the prize.

              Chambers, 20, of 2010 W. 12th Ave., was arrested after detectives completed their fourth buy from Anthony Williams, 41. Investigators followed Williams as he went to obtain the cocaine from Chambers then arrested them both, Jelks said.

              Both face charges of dealing cocaine. Chambers is out on bond on a dealing charge filed in April.

              Nice Try, but I don't think this one will fly.

              I am sure they had a seach warrant for the drugs & everything else that pertains to drugs.  If he sold drugs from his car, they can take the car.  If he sold drugs from his house, they can take the house.  If they find a large stach of cash that cannot be explained, they can take the cash.  They have to prove that he bought the ticket with drug money, and I don't think this one will hold up in court.  Good Try Won't Fly.  This is what I think.

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                Posted: June 16, 2010, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                Hoosier!

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                Disney

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                  Posted: June 16, 2010, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Read that and see what can happen to the dealers that have no other source of income (no job, unemployment check, etc).

                  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/118340

                  Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                    Read that and see what can happen to the dealers that have no other source of income (no job, unemployment check, etc).

                    http://www.lotterypost.com/news/118340

                    I miss Rip Snorter's posts. LOL

                    In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                      Posted: June 16, 2010, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                      who says its his ticket?

                      Lottery tickets are "bearer" instruments, when he was arrested it was found on "his" person, "bearer" owns the ticket.

                        mjwinsmith's avatar - moon

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                        Posted: June 16, 2010, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Nice Try, but I don't think this one will fly.

                        I am sure they had a seach warrant for the drugs & everything else that pertains to drugs.  If he sold drugs from his car, they can take the car.  If he sold drugs from his house, they can take the house.  If they find a large stach of cash that cannot be explained, they can take the cash.  They have to prove that he bought the ticket with drug money, and I don't think this one will hold up in court.  Good Try Won't Fly.  This is what I think.

                        Excellent points.

                        I Agree!

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                          Hang ‘em! It’ll teach ‘em a lesson.

                           

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                            Wowww......  IMO The Only People Who Should Be Hung Are Pedophiles, Murderers & Rapists!!

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