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Good evening. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. The owner or mortgage holder or any other interested party has a two (2) year redemption period in which to redeem the Tax Sale. As such, if you have the money, you can pay what is owed and get the home back, legally. As far as the reason for which it was sold ( i.e. his failure to pay the taxes and drug use), that would not be a defense to the tax sale but if there was an agreement for him to pay them and he did not and you were damaged, you can sue him.
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