NOTICE OF SEIZURE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT $25,000.00 OR LESS PURSUANT TO O.C.G.A.
NOTICE OF SEIZURE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT $25,000.00 OR LESS PURSUANT TO O.C.G.A. ¤ 16-13-49(n) TO: ANTONIO ACOSTA- PERALES and SANDRA CAULDER and SIMON ANDREW COTTERELL of 447 RUSTWOOD DRIVE, ATHENS, GEORGIA 30606 AND ALL OTHER OWNERS AND INTEREST HOLDERS OF THE SEIZED PROPERTY TAKE NOTICE On October 19, 2012, Detective J.L Fitzgerald of the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force and other law enforcement officials seized fifty-eight (58) grams of marijuana, Seven Hundred (700) grams of cocaine, one (1) Ruger .22 pistol (serial number 272-38295), one (1) New England Arms .20 gauge shotgun (serial number NU321178), one (1) Marlin .22 rifle (serial number 91592232), one (1) digital scale, three (3) cell phones, packaging materials, tally sheets, and Ten Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-Seven Dollars ($10,477.00) in U.S. currency The defendant property was directly or indirectly used or intended for use to facilitate a violation of O.C.G.A. ¤ 16-13-30 and/or is proceeds derived or realized therefrom and/or was found in close proximity to marijuana and controlled substances and/or other property which is subject to forfeiture pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. ¤ 16-13-49(d). AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the owner or interest holder may file a claim against the defendant property within thirty (30) days after the second publication of this Notice in a newspaper of general circulation in Clarke County by sending the claim to the seizing law enforcement agency listed below and to the District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit, 325 East Washington Street, Room 370, Athens, Georgia 30601 by certified mail or statutory overnight delivery, return receipt requested. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, KENNETH W. MAULDIN DISTRICT ATTORNEY Western Judicial Circuit State Bar No. 478258 ___________________________ Paige Otwell Assistant District Attorney State Bar No. 003780 Office of the District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit 325 East Washington Street, Room 370 Athens, GA 30601 (706) 613-3240 Captain Charles Newson, Commander Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force 3035 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605 (706) 613-3330