Christopher

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MERCER COUNTY,
WEST VIRGINIA

GEORGE V. SITLER,
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
OF MERCER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, ON BEHALF OF THE WEST VIRGINIA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DRUG AND VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE
PETITIONER(S),
VS.
THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE AND 00/100 DOLLARS; IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY ; ONE KEL-TEC SUB-2000 .40 CALIBER RIFLE; SERIAL #EV194; ONE (1) WALTHER PPS HANDGUN, SERIAL #AT 3639; AMMUNITION, DRUG CONTRABAND, AND THREE SETS OF DIGITAL SCALES.
(CHRISTOPHER LEWIS)
RESPONDENT(S).

CIVIL ACTION NO. 19-C-252 DS

NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR FORFEITURE

The object of this suit is to seek an order forfeiting the herein described property pursuant to the West Virginia Contraband Forfeiture Act, Chapter 60A, Article 7, Section 701 through 707, et. seq., as amended.
To: Any claimant of a right or interest in said property
You have the right to file a claim to the herein described property on or before the 19th day of November, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. Any such claim must clearly state the identity of the claimant and an address where legal process can be served upon said claimant.
The property seized and subject of this suit is described as follows: THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE AND 00/100 DOLLARS; IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY ; ONE KEL-TEC SUB-2000 .40 CALIBER RIFLE; SERIAL #EV194; ONE (1) WALTHER PPS HANDGUN, SERIAL #AT 3639; AMMUNITION, DRUG
CONTRABAND, AND THREE SETS OF DIGITAL SCALES.
The law enforcement agency responsible for the seizure is the Bluefield Police Department.
The seizure was made on August 26, 2019 when executing a search warrant at the residence of Christopher Lewis, 2512 Marellen Avenue, Bluefield, WV.
That the above listed respondent property was in the possession of Christopher Lewis.
That after the date for filing of said claims, an order of the Court directing forfeiture of the seized property to the State and vesting ownership of said property shall be sought.
If you fail to file a claim, thereafter an order, upon proper herein, may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.
A copy of said petition can be obtained from the undersigned Clerk at her office.
Entered by the Clerk of said Court on the 7th day of October, 2019.

JULIE BALL
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
MERCER COUNTY,
WEST VIRGINIA

ID: 312153