Meth Dealer Wins Lottery: Police Confiscate Ticket

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His lottery ticket was a $1,000 winner, but police have seized it saying
it was bought with proceeds from an illegal drug sale.

A judge will decide whether a man will keep a $1,000 lottery ticket
police say was bought with drug money.

Michael David, who had been staying at an Ellsworth motel, sold four
10-milligram methadone pills for $15 each last week, Police Chief John
Deleo said.

He then went to a convenience store and bought lottery tickets and
other merchandise and went back to his motel room, where he was

"I guess it will be up to a judge to decide, but it's in our possession right
now as proceeds from a drug transaction," Deleo said of the winning

David, 46, remained in custody Monday in the Hancock County Jail on
drug trafficking charges. An official at the jail said David was not
available for comment.

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  • by JB Location: Washington on Jan 31, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    The headline of this story says a meth dealer won this $1,000 lottery ticket, but in the story says that he sold methadone pills. Ummm, the last time I checked, meth and methadone are not the same! Crystal meth is speed. Methadone is a drug used to treat heroin addiction. NOT the same, just because they both have the word 'meth' in them.

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