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Webster Parish   318-377-7557

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Asset Forfeitures

DRUG FORFEITURE PROCEDURES

  1. Arrest should be punishable under R.S. 40:966 through 40:970.
  2. Within 72 hours of arrest (excluding weekends & holidays) the arresting agency should present to the District Attorney an Application for a Seizure Warrant along with an affidavit from the arresting officer.
  3. A Warrant of Seizure for Forfeiture will then be produced by the District Attorney to be presented to a judge for his signature.
  4. The District Attorney must serve the defendant with a Notice of Pending Forfeiture (also within 72 hours). This may be done by personal service or by use of certified and return receipt mail. An affidavit of verification of service may also be used along with the service return.
  5. Thirty days after Notice of Pending Forfeiture, if no claim has been filed, the District Attorney may proceed with the forfeiture by filing a Motion to Forfeit Property and a Judgment of Forfeiture.
  6. This District Attorney normally waits until after the adjudication of the criminal charges before filing a Motion and Judgment of Forfeiture.
  7. In some cases, a Motion to Forfeit Unclaimed Property may be filed. Property for which no proper claim has been made after a period of two (2) years may be claimed in this manner.
  8. After the final Judgment of Forfeiture, proceeds are allocated as following:
    • Police Agency, 60 %
    • Criminal Court Fund, 20 %
    • District Attorney, 20 %

 

FORFEITURE PROCEDURES WHEN DEFENDANT FILES CLAIM

  1. The defendant may file a claim to his property by using the procedure that is outlined in the Notice of Pending Forfeiture.
  2. When a claim is filed by defendant, the District Attorney must respond with a Petition for Forfeiture, etc.
  3. If no agreement can be reached, the case will be set for trial as a civil procedure.

FORFEITURE REPORTING

Annual Forfeiture Reports are due on March 1st of each year for the preceeding year. The reporting form which is furnished by the LDAA, includes the following information:

  • Total amount of seized funds in the Judicial District.
  • Total amount of funds or property distributed to any entity, agency or fund.
  • Entity, Agency, or Fund is listed by name.
  • Total amount of estimated value of property seized.

Bossier Parish District Attorney
P.O. Box 69
Benton, LA 71006

Email – Trisha Cormany

       Webster Parish
Bond/Asset Forfeiture Division
Webster Parish Courthouse

P.O. Box 758
Minden, LA 71055
Phone: (318) 377-7557
Fax: (318) 377-1519

Email – Beverly Hood

Bond Forfeiture Procedures

To answer your general inquiries about Bond Forfeiture procedures,
please call (318) 965-3776 or Email – Trisha Cormany

If you need to verify that a warrant is active, please call Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-3446.

To pay a forfeiture, make checks payable to Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and mail to:

Bossier Parish District Attorney
P.O. Box 69
Benton, LA 71006

 

Webster Parish

Email – Beverly Hood
Webster Parish Courthouse
PO Box 758
Minden, LA 71055
Phone: (318) 377-7557
Fax: (318) 377-1519