TX County To Return Some Funds Stolen From Motorists by Local Police

But Tenaha cops didn't record the details on many of the people they rolled


AUSTIN — Hey, all of you unsuspecting transients who had the misfortune to be stopped in the cash confiscation center that once was Tenaha, your ship has come in.

Well, not many of you, and it's more like a leaky dinghy.

Years after local law enforcement officers in this little town 15 miles from the Louisiana border took it upon themselves to appropriate roughly $3 million in cash and property from 140 people who were never charged with anything, the current district attorney in Shelby County is returning about $100,000 of it, The Associated Press reports.