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Sargeant G. 
“Cocaine on cash not proof of drug dealing, courts rule”. 
Trial. 1993 Nov;29(11):91.
Studies have found drug traces on randomly collected money to be so prevalent that courts are altering their opinions that such evidence must be connected with drug dealing. One study conducted by a Drug Enforcement Administration chemist found drug traces on more than a third of the bills he tested. He even found conveyor belts in Federal Reserve machinery were contaminated. Federal judges have responded by ruling that cocaine traces were too frequent to constitute useful evidence and that police-dog sniffing out of drug-tainted cash was not grounds for forfeiture without direct evidence of crime.
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