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Missoula council approves drug forfeiture plan

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 09 2013 09:47:08 AM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

The Missoula City Council has approved a plan to use money from an asset forfeiture and illegal drug seizure program to help pay for a $1.4 million records management system.
    
The council on Monday went ahead with the plan despite concerns of Councilman Adam Hertz, who abstained in the vote.
    
He says he sees a problem with people having to prove their innocence to get seized property back.
    
Councilman Bob Jaffe also expressed some reservations but says there are few options to pay for the new system.
    
At least part of the current computer system is more than two decades old.
    
The new system will integrate law enforcement and emergency responder systems to make information more quickly available.