Details for SEIZURE / COLEMAN, JR.

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: FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE DOLLARS IN U.S. CURRENCY; SAR 9MM FIREARM. Conduct giving such rise to said seizure was as follows: on the February 14, 2020, a vehicle driven by Robert Lee Coleman was stopped on I-75 for speeding. The driver could not find his license, and when he opened the center console to look for it, Deputy Anderson noticed a large amount of U.S. currency. Coleman said it was about $1,000.00 and that he was going shopping. The vehicle smelled of raw marijuana, and Coleman gave Anderson a small baggie of some from the center console. A search of the vehicle revealed a book bag on the front passenger floorboard that contained a SAR 9mm, scales, baggies, and the baggies matched the baggy that the marijuana was in. Coleman then said he had between $1,000.00 and $3,500.00. Coleman was a convicted felon. An Independent sniff test was done of the currency and a trained drug dog alerted on same. Claimants who may have an interest in said property are Robert Lee Coleman Jr. 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 918-634364, 2/26,3/4


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