A raid that attracted worldwide attention in August continues to grab headlines months later. At the time of the raid in late summer, Deputies seized thousands in cash from a home owned by Afroman. On Tuesday, the money was returned to Afroman, whose real name is Joseph Foreman. Cincinnati television station Fox19 was on hand for the cash to be returned.
When staff cut open the sealed bags to return the money to Afroman, the amount came up $400 short. Adams County Sheriff Kim Rogers told the Cincinnati Enquirer on Wednesday that the issue of the missing cash has been turned over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which will investigate the matter.
“It’s rare, and all kinds of things can happen,” Rogers told the Enquirer.
Adams County Sheriff’s Department protocol requires that the cash be put in a sealed bag before being stored in the evidence room. That was the case with the seized Foreman cash, as staff of the department is seen on video cutting the sealed evidence bags with a pair of scissors.
The raid in August by the department has been controversial, with the semi-famous rapper even making additional music videos questioning the department and its motives. The videos have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Deputies raided the Winchester home of Afroman by kicking down the door in search of drugs and on suspicion of drug trafficking and kidnapping. As of press time, no charges have been filed against Foreman by Adams County authorities.
Foreman has hired civil rights attorney Anna Castellini to represent him.