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.
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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.