Details for SEIZURE / WRANCHER / BUTLER

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: FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND NO/100 IN U.S. CURRENCY. Conduct giving such rise to said seizure was as follows: on the 20th day of May, 2019, a vehicle operated by Marquita Wrancher with passenger Arlester Butler was stopped on I-75 for Impeding Traffic, Failure to Maintain Lane. The parties gave conflicting stories as to the purpose of their trip, conflicting travel plans. They were both nervous beyond a typical individual in a traffic stop, and did not have any luggage. The vehicle and parties were searched and in Butler's clothing was a bundle of U.S. currency. Four bundles of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) with One Thousand ($1,000.00) in each packaged in a manner consistent with drug distributions proceeds. The parties claimed to know nothing about the currency and stated it was not theirs. Mr Butler has a prior drug history. Claimants who may have an interest in said property are Arlester Butler and Marquita Wrancher. 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 918-603967, 6/26,7/3

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