Accused Meth Dealer Faces Loss Of His Beloved 18,753 Comic Books

A large-scale methamphetamine dealer who allegedly laundered drug profits by purchasing valuable comic books is in danger of forfeiting his 18,753-volume collection to Uncle Sam, according to a new court filing.

Federal prosecutors yesterday filed a U.S. District Court complaint seeking ownership of the comic book holdings of Aaron Castro, 30, who is facing a May trial in Colorado on narcotics distribution and weapons charges. The comics are valued in excess of $500,000.

The forfeiture complaint recounts a government interview with Lonna Gwinn, who said she sold meth for Castro, who is pictured above. “Gwinn said that Aaron began to struggle with money because he would spend his drug money on comic books.” Gwinn added that she would meet Castro “at comic book stores to give him the drug money and had seen Aaron buy a box of comic books.”

A second admitted dealer told investigators that he helped Castro organize his comic books, “which he confirmed were purchased by Aaron with drug proceeds.”

Comments (19)

Hilarious how the meth-heads are leaving anti-government, anti-police comments. Whatsa matter, did they nail your dealer?
You can take this to the bank, every one of them are big supporters of Obama.
As opposed to all of the Republicans who claim to be all about the Constitution bust somehow don't care about pesky things like "innocent until proven guilty" and government seizure of assets?
Don't worry, they won't try to prevent you from having conjugal visits or becoming his pen pal while he's in prison.
You learned that from your visits to banksters and Tom DeLay?
No. I heard that from your hero Bernie Ward.
Considering I'd never even heard of him before, that's a bit of a stretch. But the difference between a liberal and a conservative is that I have no problem saying that Bernie Ward deserves to be in jail. You, on the other hand, just make excuses for the behavior of your heroes.
LOL! My heroes aren't criminals nor do they require excuses sparky. Toodles.
Excellent! I hope that when they are done with this subhuman piece of excrement, that Castro, doesn't own a car, house, television or the shirt on his back.
Since he is currently not convicted of any crime, what power would the government have to seize anything of his? Just askin'