(35 ILCS 130/21)
(from Ch. 120, par. 453.21)
Destruction or use of forfeited property.
(a) When any original packages of cigarettes or
any cigarette vending device shall have been declared forfeited to the State by
the Department, as provided in Section 18a of this Act, and when all proceedings
for the judicial review of the Department's decision have terminated, the
Department shall, to the extent that its decision is sustained on review, destroy or maintain and use such property in an undercover capacity.
(b) The Department may, prior to any destruction of cigarettes, permit the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand to inspect such contraband cigarettes in order to assist the Department in any investigation regarding such cigarettes.
(Source: P.A. 94-776, eff. 5-19-06; 95-1053, eff. 1-1-10