Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard P. Ieyoub, Lake Charles, for relator.
William J. Guste, Jr., Atty. Gen., Barbara Rutledge, Asst. Atty. Gen., Leonard Knapp, Dist. Atty., Wayne Frey, Asst. Dist. Atty., Eugene Bouquet, Asst. Dist. Atty., for respondent.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
This case presents the questions of whether the controlled dangerous substances contraband forfeiture statute, La. R.S. 32:1550, is constitutional and, if so, whether there is probable cause for proceedings to forfeit two vehicles as contraband articles related to the production, manufacture or distribution of controlled dangerous substances under the statute.
The state seized two vehicles allegedly owned by Delbert James Manuel and instituted...
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