Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–905.02. Forfeitures.

(a) The following property is subject to forfeiture if determined to be used in furtherance of or as proceeds of the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance as prohibited by §  48-904.01(a): containers, conveyances, equipment, raw materials, real property, money, currency, securities, negotiable instruments, instrumentalities, books, records, and research products, including formulas and data.

(b) Contraband is not subject to forfeiture under this section, but may be seized and disposed of in accordance with applicable law; provided, that controlled substances shall be retained until the prosecutorial authority responsible for prosecuting a violation under this chapter certifies that such controlled substances are no longer needed as evidence.

(c) No property shall be subject to forfeiture for conduct involving only a violation of § 48-904.01(d).

(d) All seizures and forfeitures under this section shall follow the standards and procedures set forth in D.C. Law 20-278.