https://www.ksl.com/article/46380790/uh ... urt-ruling
The value of the money was later determined to be $489,480 and had been seized under the Forfeiture and Disposition of Property Act (FDPA). A federal magistrate filed a warrant to seize the money in January 2017 for the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the highway patrol sent a check to the DEA that was never cashed, according to court documents.
Savely’s lawsuit claimed that under the disposition of property act, the highway patrol had 75 days to file a criminal charge, file a transfer petition or get a restraining order to justify the seizure. But because it didn't, the property should have been returned. It asked for the court to issue “an order immediately releasing and returning said property" to Savely, and also have Utah Highway Patrol pay for attorney fees, costs, interest and any additional measures the court deemed necessary.
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