Details for SEIZURE / NELSON 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: TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NO/100 CENTS IN U.S. CURRENCY. Conduct giving such rise to said seizure was as follows: on the 12th day of June, 2019 a vehicle was stopped on I-75 for following a semi-truck too close and failing to maintain lane. As Officer Brandon McGaha approached the vehicle he could smell marijuana. The driver was James Nelson. A drug detecting K-9 walked around the vehicle and gave positive response indicating the presence of drugs. A blue gift bag was located under the back side of the passenger seat and it contained 5 bundles of U.S. currency packaged in a manner consistent with drug ditribution. Nelson first said there was no currency in the vehicle then when it was found said he forgot. Nelson said he thought there was about 15,000.00 there. Nelson then said he didn't know who the money belonged to and signed a statement regarding same. A three bag test was done by a drug detecting K-9 and the dog alerted on the bag with the currency found at the stop which indicated the currency was in close proximity to drugs recently. Claimants who may have an interest in said property are James Nelson 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 918-613839, 9/11,18