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(725 ILCS 5/124B-705)
Seizure and inventory of property subject to forfeiture.
Property taken or detained under this Part shall not be subject to
replevin, but is
deemed to be in the custody of the Director of the Illinois State Police subject only to the order and
judgments of the circuit
court having jurisdiction over the forfeiture proceedings and the decisions of
the Attorney General
or State's Attorney under this Article. When property is seized under this
seizing agency shall
promptly conduct an inventory of the seized property and estimate the
value and shall
forward a copy of the estimate of the property's value to the Director of the Illinois State
receiving the notice
of seizure, the
Director may do any of the following:
(1) Place the property under seal.
(2) Remove the property to a place designated by the
(3) Keep the property in the possession of the
(4) Remove the property to a storage area for
safekeeping or, if the property is a negotiable instrument or money and is not needed for evidentiary purposes, deposit it in an interest bearing account.
(5) Place the property under constructive seizure by
posting notice of the pending forfeiture on it, by giving notice of the pending forfeiture to its owners and interest holders, or by filing a notice of the pending forfeiture in any appropriate public record relating to the property.
(6) Provide for another agency or custodian,
including an owner, secured party, or lienholder, to take custody of the property on terms and conditions set by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)