The Adventures of METHMAN: U.S. Government Wants Meth Dealer's Comic Collection

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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The Adventures of METHMAN
An accused meth dealer with a comic problem may have to forfeit his very large and very valuable collection to the U.S. government.

30-year-old Aaron Castro has a bad habit. It's not methamphetamine; that's just business. No, Aaron's bitch is something far more insidious, and also a far better bet as a long-term investment: comic books. He owns a collection of nearly 19,000 books, valued at more than $500,000, and all if it is probably going to end up in the hands of the U.S. government.

Federal prosecutors have filed a complaint seeking ownership of Castro's massive collection, which they say was purchased with funds acquired through drug sales. But he didn't just pop down to the store to pick up the occasional issue of Superman. According to one dealer named in the government filing, Castro had a serious monkey on his back.
The Adventures of METHMAN




posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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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.”



 
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