No. A106116.

31 Cal.Rptr.3d 637 (2005)

131 Cal.App.4th 127

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. $25,000 UNITED STATES CURRENCY, Defendant; Paul L. Fields, Jr., Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four.

June 29, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Margaret May Fleming, District Attorney's Office, Eureka, CA, Gary W. Schons, Office of Attorney General, San Diego, CA, for Plaintiff-Respondent.

David Martin Michael, Law Ofcs. of David M. Michael, San Francisco, CA, Mark P. Harris, Arcata, CA, Ean Vizzi, Law Ofcs. of Nick & Vizzi, San Francisco, CA, for Defendant-Appellant.


The police seized $25,000 in cash during a warrant-authorized search of a residence for drugs. The superior court issued an order transferring the money to the federal government, and the federal government has instituted proceedings to declare the money forfeited as drug sale proceeds. (21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(6).) Appellant Paul L. Fields, Jr., claims ownership of the disputed property, and challenges the superior court's turnover order. We affirm...

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