Public Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF OHIO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

STATE OF WEST
VIRGINIA and
WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE
(WVSP),
Petitioners,

vs

FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN
DOLLARS ($5,218.00) IN UNITED STATES
CURRENCY, SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS ($778.00) IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, ONE iPAD, ONE APPLE iPHONE X and ONE APPLE iPHONE 8 PLUS,
Respondents.

NOTICE OF
PUBLICATION
TO: JERVAS DEONTA TAYLOR, IJA MAYAN WOOD, or any claimant of a right or interest in the property described herein.

NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR
FORFEITURE
The object of this suit is to seek an order forfeiting the herein-described forfeited property pursuant to the West Virginia Contraband Forfeiture Act (West Virginia Code, Section 60A-7-701 et seq.)

IN THE MATTER OF OHIO COUNTY CASE NUMBER 19-P-74, JERVAS DEONTA TAYLOR, IJA MAYAN WOOD, or any claimant of a right or interest in the property described herein, you have the right to file a claim or interest in the Five Thousand Two Hundred Eighteen Dollars ($5,218.00) in United States Currency, Seven Hundred Seventy-eight Dollars ($778.00) in United States Currency, One iPad, One Apple iPhone X, and One Apple iPhone 8 Plus that was claimed by the West Virginia State Police on or about January 20, 2019, incident to a traffic stop on I-470 westbound near the 2 mile marker, in Ohio County, West Virginia, of a vehicle operated by Jervas Deonta Taylor and occupied by Ija Mayan Word. Anyone filing a claim on said described property shall do so on or before June 17, 2019, or not less than thirty days from the date of the first publication, whichever is longer. Any such claim must clearly state the identity of the claimant and an address where legal process can be served upon said claimant.

Let it be known that anyone seeking a copy of the Petition may obtain a copy of the Petition from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Ohio County, West Virginia.

After the date for filing of any said claims(s) has passed, an order of the Court directing forfeiture of the seized property and vesting ownership of said property in the State shall be sought and may be entered by the Court

If you fail to file a claim the Court may enter an order granting the relief demanded in the instant Petition.

SIGNED:
Scott R. Smith
Prosecuting Attorney
Ohio County,
West Virginia
N.R. May 15, 22, 2019