Details for SEIZURE / JICKSON / DIAZ / VALDES

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: 2001 VOLVO SEDAN GREY IN COLOR VIN NUMBER YV1RS58D212039114; SMITH AND WESSON 9MM HANDGUN SERIAL NUMBER DVF4277. Conduct giving such rise to said seizure was as follows: on the 13th day of August, 2019, Deputy Moultrie stopped the vehicle to be forfeited on I-75 for failing to maintain lane and window tint violation. Jickson was the driver. Diaz was the passenger. Valdes is the registered owner and was not present. The car smelled of raw marijuana. A certified K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the presence of marijuana. A search yielded over 60 pounds of marijuana. The firearm sought to be forfeited was also in the vehicle. Claimants who may have an interest in said property are Pena Jickson, Yuriel Contreras Diaz and Roberto Gonzales Valdes. 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 918-613810, 9/11,18

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