United States of America v. Griffin's Personal Property et al

Filing 14

ORDER regarding 12 Motion under Rule G(5)(A) and G(4). The Court construes Griffin's pro se motion [DE 12] as an answer to the complaint for forfeiture in rem pursuant to Rule G(5)(b). Signed by US District Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 10/3/2017. Copy sent to Harold Griffin via US Mail to 210 Executive Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27907. (Stouch, L.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA NORTHERN DIVISION No. 2:17-CV-19-BO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) GRIFFIN'S PERSONAL PROPERTY, ) ) SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED AS: A 2010 CADILLAC CTS, ) VIN: 1G6DP8EV8A0106278, AND ANY ) AND ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE) OF SAID PROPERTY, ) ) Defendant. ) ORDER This civil forfeiture action comes before the Court on a motion by claimant Harold Griffin, Jr. under Rule G(5)(a) and G(4) of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions. In the motion Griffin contends that he has an interest of ownership in the property and seeks the lifting of the injunction from his property or a hearing thereon. Griffin has also filed a claim under Rule G(5)(a). Accordingly, the Court construes Griffin's prose motion [DE 12] as an answer to the complaint for forfeiture in rem pursuant to Rule G(5)(b). The clerk is DIRECTED to request from the parties a discovery plan and to correct the docket consistent with the foregoing. SO ORDERED, this~ day of October, 2017. T NCE W. BOYLE UNITED STATES DISTRIC

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