Indiana returns seized Land Rover in landmark civil forfeiture case

The state of Indiana on May 26, 2020, returned the 2013 Land Rover LR2 it seized nearly eight years ago from Tyson Timbs, of Marion. An Indiana Supreme Court ruling Thursday confirms Timbs is entitled to keep it. Content Exchange

Seven years of legal wrangling in local, state and federal courts — including the U.S. Supreme Court — over a white Land Rover LR2 seized by Indiana after a Marion man used it to facilitate drug deals may finally be over.

On Thursday, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled 4-1 it was unconstitutional for the state to keep the 2013 SUV taken from Tyson Timbs because the forfeiture was grossly disproportionate to the underlying offense.

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