If you found a million dollars of what you thought to be "drug money" in a bag on the street, would you turn it in to authorities or keep it?
keep it. i dunno about all these paranoid ppl in th comments tho
keep half and give half
Show me the $$ & I'll keep it no prob!
I would love to keep it, but I'd be paranoid. Hiding it, hearing it, like Poe's tell-tale heart. Turning it in would let me rest easy at night.
Who ever says they would turn it in is lying. I would love to see your little morals in shambles when there is a million big ones staring you in the face.
I don't want no drug mafias after me
I would not want money like that & besides, people would be after you. No thank you
If its drug money a million dollars is not worth me looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life.
Well the cops around here are on the take, so I don't think it'd be fair to turn it in. If the bag has no determinable owner, then why is turning it in the right thing to do? It doesn't belong to the government any more than it does me.
Turn it in or keep it, the drug criminals will come after you.
It's mine... Anybody ask I see no evil I hear no evil I know no evil... Lol the drug dealers made there money the wrong way so I'm going to keep it the wrong way
If i knew i wouldnt get in trouble for it. Wouldnt have a problem keeping it....But id be too worried about getting killed or arrested to even touch the money.
Nothing good comes of ill-gotten gains.
Lol republican vs democratic filter
they'll (drug dealers and cartels) kill you in a heart beat for a million
lets be honest, people are way too desperate these days for money to turn something in like that.
Put it in a safe deposit box, wait awhile and then when the smoke clears use it for my graduate school and donate the rest.
Would not be able to sleep at night, would feel guilty. turn it in. Republicans are more honest, better morals.
@MRM27: guess it depends on your financial position. While I'm generally broke, I'd be tempted to spend it. However that money is best spent on paying my regular monthly bills/ loans normally. Continue working and using my wages for starting a savings acct. and occasional wants.
I would turn it in, you usually get rewards for returning that much money anyway. And people would be suspicious of how you sudddenly got all that money.
besides being the right thing to do, i would always worry that some drug person would eventually find out and try to kill me, probably years later after i had spent it all.
I agree Mr. Logic. I tell my students that a good night sleep is worth more than money. It's all about integrity.
Whats done is done. [take it]
I would turn it in. Sleep > money
@ronpaulgal: ....What? Good luck with that....
@planoneck: Totally different! A wallet has an ID. "Oh, this is John from up the street! Let me take it to him." However a BAG OF MONEY, not to mention a million dollars, is a BIT untraceable. You can't find the drug dealers same way they probably couldn't find you. And this is all IF it was drug $.
After much deliberation I'd turn it in because I couldn't live with myself spending it.
Even if you donate it, giving that much cash is going to raise red flags.
Keep it, donate to a nonprofit rehabilitation org.
A few years ago I probably would have turned it in. Now? I would keep it. Every man for himself nowadays.
Keep it and buy some big weapons.
All drug money turned into the cops can and will be used for a "police retirement fund"
lost by drug dealer or grandma I would keep it.. Sorry just the reality of life.. Money is freedom and security.. I would keep every penny.. Make sure my family is taken care of... No one else will!!
I'd keep the money. If it is drug money, this isn't some guy selling pot to his friends. That's big boy drug cartel money. I would hold on to it for a while and spend it in small amounts or wash it at a casino or through loans to friends. If it was someones life savings I would return it.
@RonPaulGal - Are you saying you'd try & find the drug dealer & give'em their $$$ back? While I don't support the drug war, drug dealers especially millionaire Tony Montana types aren't model citizens. They know the risk they take. I wouldn't feel bad keeping their money vs an old man's life savings
In which we find the left is more likely to steal.
Ultimately, if returned to the police wouldn't they keep it in evidence storage for....well, ever? Until some crooked cops steal it anyway. Lol
Keep it, take it to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada and exchange the cash that way. Purchase large amounts of chips and cash them out after playing some craps for awhile. ;)
I think the next time I find somebody's wallet lying on the ground, I'm going to keep it for myself, and rationalize this by telling myself its owner was probably involved in the drug trade. That seems like a healthy way of going through life I think.
I don't know whether or not I would really turn every penny in.....
If I had some way of knowing it was drug money, I would try to find who it belonged to and if I couldn't, then I'd keep it. I don't support the drug war, so I wouldn't turn it in to the cops because it would probably lead to an innocent person getting arrested.
If i had reason to believe it was drug money yes I'm keeping it, if i believed it to be lost id turn it in. Sorry don't care much for criminals.
Maybe there wouldn't be a million turned in....
Now and days you need the money.
I'm not afraid of the police authorities. I'm concerned about the drug dealers looking for it.
Look around. Pick it up. Look around discreetly. Walk away. Look around. Go home and look over my shoulder for a while then put it in a safe place and keep living my life as normal as possible for a while then move away.
@joyfully: well, yeah. If someone dropped a $20, I'd try and stop them too. Heck, even if they dropped a couple hundreds. But "finding" that much, no way. I'm not gonna wave it around, "Did anyone drop this?? Hello? Anyone?"
Honestly, I'd keep some of it. Then turn it in.