Details for SEIZURE / ALLEN

NOTICE OF SEIZURE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §9-16-1 et. seq., any party claiming an interest in the following property is hereby notified that the following property was seized by the undersigned agency in Butts County, Georgia: ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN DOLLARS IN U.S. CURRENCY. Conduct giving such rise to said seizure was as follows: on the 12th day of August, 2019 a vehicle was stopped on I-75 North for following a tractor-trailer too close and failure to maintain lane. Michael Allen was the driver. Deputy McGaha approached the vehicle and immediately smelled marijuana.Allen seemed very nervous as manifested by his chest rapidly moving in and out and shaking uncontrollably. A certified drug dog was walked around the vehicle and alerted, indicating illegal drugs were in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a green book bag on the passenger side floor containing 2 large bags of marijuana as well as chewable candies which are believed to be ecstasy. The currency was found on Allen's person. Claimants who may have an interest in said property are Michael Allen. Said property was used in violation of O.C.G.A. §9-16-1 et. seq., and 16-13-49 et. seq. in that the item(s) was/were used to facilitate the possession, sale, and distribution of controlled substances and/or marijuana and/or are proceeds derived or realized therefrom and that said item was used directly or indirectly used or intended for use in any manner to facilitate a violation of O.C.G.A Title 16, or of the laws of the United States or of any State relating to marijuana/controlled substance which is punishable by imprisonment of more than one year, and or said property was found in close proximity to controlled substances and/or marijuana. You are further notified that you may file a claim within thirty days of the second publication of this notice of seizure by sending a claim to the seizing law enforcement agency and to the District Attorney by certified mail, return receipt requested. James Moss Assistant District Attorney Towaliga Judicial Circuit State Bar No. 526574 918-613784, 9/11,18

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