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    Default FREEZE! Put your hands up and drop Da' Grillz

    Feds try to seize suspects' fancy teeth

    TACOMA, Washington (AP) -- Talk about taking a bite out of crime...

    Government lawyers tried to remove and confiscate the gold dental work known as "grills" or "grillz" from the mouths of two men facing drug charges.

    "I've been doing this for over 30 years and I have never heard of anything like this," said Richard J. Troberman, a forfeiture specialist and past president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    "It sounds like Nazi Germany when they were removing the gold teeth from the bodies, but at least then they waited until they were dead," he added

    Flenard T. Neal Jr. and Donald Jamar Lewis, charged with several drug and weapon violations, were taken on Tuesday from the Federal Detention Center to the U.S. Marshal's office, where they were told the government had a warrant to seize their grills.

    Before being put into a vehicle to be taken to a dentist in Seattle, they called their lawyers, who were able to halt the seizure, said Miriam Schwartz, Neal's public defender. A permanent stay of the seizure order was signed Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate J. Kelley Arnold, court documents show.

    Grills, popularized by rappers such as Nelly, are customized tooth caps made of precious metals and jewels and can cost thousands of dollars for a full set. Some can be snapped onto the teeth like an orthodontic retainer, and others are permanently bonded to the teeth.

    Neal and Lewis have permanently bonded grills, their lawyers said, declining to provide more description.

    Government lawyers who asked a federal judge on March 29 to order confiscation of the grills said they did not know the caps had been bonded to the defendants' teeth.

    "Asset forfeiture is a fairly routine procedure, and our attorneys were under the impression that these snapped out like a retainer," said Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Seattle.

    Once the government understood that removal of the grills could damage the defendants' teeth, they abandoned the seizure attempt, she said.

    Schwartz and Zenon Peter Olbertz, Lewis' lawyer, criticized what they said was a clandestine attempt to have the grills removed.

    "It's shocking that this kind of action by the federal government could be sought and accomplished in secret, without anyone being notified," said Schwartz. "It reminds me of the secret detentions" in terrorist cases.

    Seizure warrants are typically sealed to prevent defendants from trying to move or hide valuables and evidence, Langlie and court clerks said. They become public with the filing of a return that shows what has been seized.
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    Manz, now dis shit is off da muthafukin chain. Feds better gets the 411 on da "Gold Fonts", because itz ain't nothin for a brutha to representz on the tooth bling bling.

    You cracker-asses knowz what game I's be spittin!

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    Was that english???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen
    Manz, now dis shit is off da muthafukin chain. Feds better gets the 411 on da "Gold Fonts", because itz ain't nothin for a brutha to representz on the tooth bling bling.

    You cracker-asses knowz what game I's be spittin!

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    yo , 'cane, you betta quit bumpin yo gumz befo' i post up on yo azz and throw you a beatdown. biatch!

    are you coming to TLW II or what?
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    (See "Berlin Wall" and "Likud Israel" for examples) ” FORD- when i told him i'd build a wall between the US and Mexico.

    then ill build it from the mexican side. -my reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Was that english???


    Well sorta, with just a touch of lemmon added to it. Think of the text of my last post as a cross between Thug and Blind Lemmon Loons, which would make it, Blind Lemmon Thug, SLANG!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca
    yo , 'cane, you betta quit bumpin yo gumz befo' i post up on yo azz and throw you a beatdown. biatch!

    are you coming to TLW II or what?
    Awww yeahz, SisDizog poppin up to da Mike!!!

    Mikey, my brutha I'm working on coming down, I PROMISE!!!!!!!! Just tryin to reschedule some things!

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    what up, my nizzle?
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    “ Originally posted by FORD
    History tells us that oppressive nations build walls to keep people IN, not out.
    (See "Berlin Wall" and "Likud Israel" for examples) ” FORD- when i told him i'd build a wall between the US and Mexico.

    then ill build it from the mexican side. -my reply.

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    Dizon't make me strait up reprezent on bof yo punk azzez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca
    what up, my nizzle?
    Fo' shizzle
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