Property seized as contraband. Procedure for persons claiming an interest
in the property.
When any property has been seized under the provisions of section 12-330g,
the commissioner may, at his discretion, after a hearing as provided in
section 12-330l, advertise such property for sale in a newspaper published or having a
circulation in the town in which the seizure took place, at least five
days before the sale. Any person claiming an interest in such property
may make written application to the commissioner for a hearing, stating
his interest in the property and his reasons why it should not be forfeited.
Further proceedings on such application for hearing shall be taken as
provided in sections 12-330l and 12-330m. No sale of any property under the provisions of section 12-330m
shall be made while an application for a hearing is pending before the
commissioner, but the pendency of an appeal under the provisions of section
12-330g shall not prevent the sale unless the appellant posts a satisfactory
bond, with surety, in an amount double the estimated value of the property,
conditioned upon the successful termination of the appeal.
(P.A. 89-251, S. 31, 203.