Feds Target Gold Dental Work in Forfeiture Attempt


Playwright Sam Shepard might call it a case of “The Tooth of Crime:” federap prosecutors attempted to confiscate distinctive gold tooth caps in the mouths of two men facing drug charges, saying the dental work qualified as seizable assets, according to the Associated Press.

Flenard T. Neal Jr. and Donald Jamar Lewis both have permanently bonded “grills,” as the fashionable dental accoutrements are known. The two men, who have been charged with drug and weapon violations, were being taken to a dentist to have the caps removed when their lawyers persuaded a federal magistrate to halt the seizure.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060407/ap_on_re_us/gold_capped_teeth

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