Yes you need a lawyer with you in any legal matter. Normally when there is a drug involved the police may seize the money. You want to wait until you appear in court or the case is concluded before you get your money back.
Elkhalil Law Firm, LLC
Disclaimer: This answer is for informational and educational use only. This answer does not creat attroney-client relationship. For more details, I recommend a private consultation with an immigration lawyer.
If you want any chance of ever seeing that money again, you absolutely need an attorney. Please let me know if I can be of assistance. I would be happy to help.
M. Jason Rhoades
Yes you need a local lawyer to help you deal with this. It is important to get on this early as well to see where you are with regard to claiming that money...please do not wait.