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Judge rejects US bid to seize Tewksbury motel

A US magistrate judge ­rejected Thursday an attempt by federal law enforcement to seize a Tewksbury motel ­because of drug activity that took place there.

“After careful consideration of the evidence, pleadings, and argument of counsel, this court concludes that the government has failed to meet its burden of establishing that the motel is subject to forfeiture,” US Magistrate Judge Judith Dein wrote in her ruling Thursday.

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