(720 ILCS 600/5) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 2105)
    Sec. 5. (a) All drug paraphernalia is subject to forfeiture.
    (b) Property subject to forfeiture under this Act may be seized by any peace officer upon process issued by any court having jurisdiction over the property. Judgments in favor of the State in a criminal or forfeiture proceeding based upon this Act against a person's specific property shall serve as process authorizing a police officer to seize such property without further process.
    Seizure by a police officer may be made without process:
        (1) If there is probable cause to believe that the
property is directly dangerous to health or safety and existing circumstances do not allow reasonable time for the officer to obtain lawful process; or
        (2) In accordance with the provisions of The Code of
Criminal Procedure of 1963, as amended.
        (3) The presence of items which are deemed violative
of this Act or are otherwise subject to its forfeiture provisions in an inventory shall not subject the entire inventory to seizure or forfeiture.
    (c) Property taken or detained under this Section shall not be subject to replevin, but is deemed to be in the custody of the law enforcement department or agency employing the seizing officer, subject only to the order and judgments of the circuit court having jurisdiction over the forfeiture proceedings. When property is seized under this Act, the chief administrative officer of the seizing department or agency may place the property under seal, or remove the property to a place designated by him.
    (d) No disposition may be made of property under seal until the validity of the seizure has been determined in a Circuit Court, unless such court upon application therefor, orders the sale of perishable substances and the deposit of the proceeds of the sale with the clerk of the court. The Circuit Court shall rule on the validity of the seizure within 30 days after the seizure, unless a continuance is obtained by a person from whom the items were seized or a person who otherwise has standing to complain, or by the State for good cause shown. In no event shall a continuance be granted to the State pursuant to this Section extend beyond 30 days. If judgment is entered in favor of the person from whom the property is seized, all seized property shall be returned immediately. Appeals from orders of the Circuit Court shall be heard within 60 days from the date judgment is entered. Judgments in favor of the person entitled to possession of the subject property shall serve as a mandate to the agency holding said property to return same forthwith.
    (e) When property is forfeited under this Act the chief administrative officer of the seizing department or agency may retain it for official use, or forward it to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, United States Department of Justice, or its successor agency, for disposition.
(Source: P.A. 82-1032.)