Lucas, meanwhile, said in court documents that the money was obtained legally. The $4,500 "found in my vehicle upon my arrest was the proceeds of the sale of a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta" that he had "sold to a co-worker," who "had paid me . . . shortly before I was arrested." The money "found in the safe in my house," meanwhile, "was essentially working capital for and profits from my side occupations—the buying and selling of cars and the buying and selling of properties that I renovate." Lucas, who explained that he works as "a quality control inspector at Elite Spice in Jessup," where he has worked "for many years," stated that "the original source of much of the working capital for these side occupations was the proceeds of the sale of a house that I and a partner bought, renovated, and resold in 2007 for a profit of approximately $126,000."