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Journal-World classified (published 11/01/2013)

(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World,
October 25, 2013)

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS
SEVENTH JUDICIAL
DISTRICT
CIVIL DIVISION

STATE OF KANSAS, ex. rel.
LAWRENCE/DOUGLAS
COUNTY DRUG ENFORCEMENT UNIT (DEU)
Plaintiff;

vs.

$7,896.00 IN U.S.
CURRENCY, (more or less)
And
1,871 grams of Marijuana
Defendants.

Case No. 2013 CV 495
Div. 5
Pursuant to the Kansas
Standard Asset Seizure and
Forfeiture Act, K.S.A.
60-4101 et seq.

NOTICE OF PENDING
FORFEITURE
Pursuant to K.S.A. 60-4109

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that property herein described has been seized for
forfeiture and is pending
forfeiture to the State of
Kansas, Lawrence / Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) pursuant
to Kansas Standard Asset
Seizure and Forfeiture Act
(KSASFA), K.S.A. 60-4101 et
seq. If you have not previously received a Notice of
Seizure for Forfeiture, this
is notice pursuant to the
Act.

The $7,896 in U.S. currency
was seized at 1514 Tennessee St, Apt. #C, Lawrence,
Douglas County, KS 66044
from the top dresser
drawer in Hamel's bedroom
and 1,871 grams of marijuana was seized at 1514
Tennessee St, Apt. #C Lawrence, KS 66044 from
Hamel's bedroom on or
about the 15th day of October, 2013, as property subject to forfeiture. The value
of the property has been
set at $7,896.00. The conduct giving rise to forfeiture and/or the violation of
law alleged is: the property
is the proceeds of and/or
was used or intended to be
used to facilitate felony
violation(s) of the Uniform
Controlled Substance Act
and an act(s), to-wit: On
or about the above date
Louis Joseph Hamel, at the
above location violated the
Uniform Controlled Substance Act as follows: Possession of more than 450
grams of marijuana with intent to distribute within
1,000 of a school. Possession of drug paraphernalia
to distribute within 1,000 of
a school. Possession of
drug paraphernalia to ingest drugs into the human
body. No Drug Tax Stamp.
The State pleads that presumption of forfeitability
exist pursuant to K.S.A.
60-4112(j) and (k).

You may do any of the following:
(1) File a verified claim with
the District Court, Plaintiff's
Attorney and the Seizing Agency contact
person; or
(2) Do nothing.
3. The law also provides for
provisional return of the
certain property under certain circumstances including the posting of a surety
bond or a court hearing on
whether probable cause
existed when the property
was seized. You may wish
to consult with an attorney
before deciding what is
best for you. However, if
no petition or claim is filed
within thirty (30) days of
mailing/publication of this
Notice, your interest in the
property described above
will be forfeited.

All such requests, petitions
and claims shall comply
with the strict affidavit and
informational requirements
for claims as set out in
K.S.A. 60-4111. Please be
aware that it is a crime to
falsely verify an ownership
interest or other information in any request, petition
or claim.

Copies for the District
Court should be mailed to:
Clerk of the Douglas County
District Court, Civil Division,
111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
Copies for the Law Enforcement Agency should be
mailed to:
Sergeant McLaren, Lawrence Police Department,
4820 Billings Parkway, Lawrence, Kansas 66049.
Issued this 18th Day of October, 2013.

/s/Patrick J. Hurley, #17638
Assistant District Attorney
Douglas County District
Attorney's Office
111 E. 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
(785) 841-0211
Fax: (785) 832-8202
phurley@douglas-county.com Attorney for Plaintiff
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