No. 24417.

470 S.E.2d 373 (1996)

T. Travis MEDLOCK as Attorney General, State of South Carolina, Respondent, v. ONE 1985 JEEP CHEROKEE VIN 1JCWB7828FT129001, Appellant. Lou Elmer GUNNING, Appellant, v. CITY OF YORK, Respondent.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided April 29, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Melvin L. Roberts and Daniel D. D'Agostino, both of Melvin L. Roberts & Associates, York, for appellants.

Attorney General Charles M. Condon, Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles W. Gambrell, Jr., and Assistant Attorney General Reginald J. Perry, State Grand Jury, Columbia, for respondents.

WALLER, Justice:

On February 15, 1992, police seized a Jeep Cherokee in the course of a drug raid. Appellant, the owner of the Jeep, sued the City of York seeking its return; the State then brought an action to confirm forfeiture pursuant to S.C.Code Ann. § 44-53-530 (Supp. 1994). Both actions were consolidated and tried by a jury. We affirm the jury's verdict of forfeiture.


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