Cops seize waitress’ $12K tip because it smells like pot

A Minnesota waitress and mom of five couldn’t believe it when a stranger left a $12,000 tip in a to-go box on her table. Now she’s in an equally unbelievable legal battle with the Moorhead Police, who seized the money, citing its “strong odor of marijuana.” The officers say the cash is part of a drug investigation; the waitress’ lawyer counters that the police have stolen an anonymous Samaritan’s gift to a woman with financial problems. The police won’t release the cash for an independent drug test, although a pair of restaurant employees who are “familiar with [marijuana]” said it definitely wasn’t weed-scented. “It smells of unfairness,” the waitress’ lawyer says.