John Berry was featured in a story on KETV NewsWatch 7 yesterday, “Charges dropped in suspected Lancaster County drug stop.” He was interviewed in connection with a case in involving suspected
drug money seized after a traffic stop. Berry Law Firm is one of the leading
criminal defense firms in Nebraska for drug and cash seizure cases such
as the one in question. The traffic stop occurred on I-80 in April of
last year, when $20,000 in cash was found along with a small amount of
a substance believed to be cocaine. The case made headlines recently when
the charges were dropped after the judge ruled that the defendant had
a right to test the cash but it was found that the evidence was no longer
“Unfortunately the cash had gone to the bank and back into the stream
of commerce before we had the opportunity to independently test it,"
Berry said in the NewsWatch piece. "I think as we see more and more
interstate drug stops where cash is being seized, we're going to see
more attorneys challenging not only the physical evidence but every element
of the traffic stop, search and arrest."