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(720 ILCS 5/29B-7)
Safekeeping of seized property pending disposition.
(a) If property is seized under this Article, the seizing agency shall promptly conduct an inventory of the seized property and estimate the property's value and shall forward a copy of the inventory of seized property and the estimate of the property's value to the Director. Upon receiving notice of seizure, the Director may:
(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 pending forfeiture on it, by giving notice of pending forfeiture to its owners and interest holders, or by filing notice of pending forfeiture in any appropriate public record relating to the property; or
(6) provide for another agency or custodian,
including an owner, secured party, or lienholder, to take custody of the property upon the terms and conditions set by the Director.
(b) When property is forfeited under this Article, the Director shall sell all the property unless the property is required by law to be destroyed or is harmful to the public and shall distribute the proceeds of the sale, together with any moneys forfeited or seized, under Section 29B-26 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)