STATE v. $9,199.00, U.S. CURRENCY

No. 890258-CA.

791 P.2d 213 (1990)

STATE of Utah, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE DOLLARS, UNITED STATES CURRENCY; One Pager, Serial #0701843; and One 4" Revolver, Smith and Wesson, .44 Magnum, Model 29, Defendants, Charles M. Goodson and Richard J. Leedy, Appellants.

Court of Appeals of Utah.

April 13, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard J. Leedy (argued), Salt Lake City, for appellants.

David E. Yocom, Salt Lake Co. Atty., Rena E. Barbiero (argued), Deputy Co. Atty., Salt Lake City, for plaintiff and appellee.

Before BENCH and GREENWOOD, JJ., and JOHN FARR LARSON, Senior Juvenile Court Judge.


BENCH, Judge:

Appellants seek reversal of a district court order awarding forfeiture of seized currency to the State. We affirm.

On January 7, 1988, officers of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at an apartment in Salt Lake City. The officers, upon entry, found appellant Charles Goodson seated at a coffee table, leaning over a device that was being used to smoke cocaine. Goodson was arrested and searched. Cocaine...


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