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State Supreme Court to review state trooper tactics

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The Iowa Supreme Court will determine whether tactics used by state troopers to nab drug traffickers are legal.

The state's high court heard arguments Thursday in the request for review by an attorney for Robert Pardee, who had more than $33,000 in cash seized by the Iowa State Patrol following a 2012 traffic stop.

Earlier this year, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that Iowa government officials can keep the cash, even though Pardee was acquitted of drug charges.

The appeals court said the stop that led to the Pardee's arrest was pretextual, but didn't violate his rights.

Pardee's lawyer, Nicholas Sarcone, argued before the state Supreme Court that the trooper's stop violated the U.S. and Iowa constitutions.

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