Details for SEIZURE / REDDISH / WILKERSON

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: SIXTEEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE DOLLARS IN U.S. CURRENCY . Conduct giving such rise to said seizure was as follows: on the 13th day of August, 2019 at about 12:30p.m., a black Camaro was stopped on I-75 North for a window tint violation, failure to signal a lane change, and failure to maintain lane. The vehicle was stopped by exit 201 and Highway. Reddish was the driver, and Wilkerson was the passemger. Deputy McGaha approached the passenger side of the vehicle and immediately smelled marijuana. The driver exited the car and explained she was going to buy a car but could not say where. Reddish was searched due to a large bulge in his pocket which turned out to be several bundles of U.S. currency. Reddish did not know how much currency there was - he said 5,6,7 thousand dollars. Redish said he was meeting a seller in Cobb County to get a Chevy Monte Carlo. Reddish was asked if there was any more currency in the vehicle and he responded he might have a couple dollars. The passenger advised he'd had about $15,000.00 in cash and had gotten nervous so he gave some of the money to the driver. The passenger said they were going to stay the night in Atlanta. Both Reddish and Wilkerson said they were the one buying the car. Wilkerson had a large amount of U.S. currency on him but could not say how much as he handed a bundle to the driver. Reddish then said the money was his. A search of the vehicle by a trained drug detection K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs. A search by deputies yielded marijuana residue and two bottles of blunt spray - a spray wee to mask the smell of marijuana. Several rubber bands were in the console. The driver and passanger both had criminal histories involving drugs. Wilkerson stated money was not his in writing. Reddish did the same but was unclear if he was talking about the $7500.00 or the $15,000.00. The total amount located was $16,931.00. Claimants who may have an interest in said property are Frederick Dell Reddish and Diquon Imari Wilkerson. 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 918-613823, 9/11,18

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