This abuse has been going on for quite awhile. There’s a story about a family owned motel that was being seized because some illegal activity had taken place in one of the rented rooms.
That is the Caswell Motel and they won in their final round in court, making a nice little precedent for future victims.
The courts are getting mighty skeptical of these takings as the DEA gets greedier and overreaches. They are fueling a backlash.