Was this Business Owner Targeted by the Government Because His Property was Free and Clear?

The case of the Motel Caswell. The government says that some people sold drugs out of the place, as such they have the right to take the property, and the wealth amassed by the owners, forcibly. The owners have no criminal record.

The owners believe that they are being targeted because they are a mom and pop operation without the resources to fight the government in court.