Section 2981.14 | Forfeiture under federal law; disposition of proceeds.
(A) Subject to division (B) of this section, nothing in this chapter precludes the head of a law enforcement agency that seizes property from seeking forfeiture under federal law. If the property is forfeitable under this chapter and federal forfeiture is not sought, the property is subject only to this chapter.
(B) A law enforcement agency or prosecuting authority shall not directly or indirectly transfer or refer any property seized by the agency or authority to any federal law enforcement authority or other federal agency for purposes of forfeiture under federal law unless the value of the seized property exceeds o ne hundred thousand dollars, excluding the potential value of the sale of contraband, or the property is being transferred or referred for federal criminal forfeiture proceedings.
(C) Any law enforcement agency that receives moneys from a sale of forfeited property under federal law shall deposit, use, and account for the amounts, including any interest derived, in accordance with applicable federal law. If the state highway patrol or the investigative unit of the department of public safety receives such federal forfeiture moneys, the appropriate official shall deposit all interest or other earnings derived from the investment of the moneys into the highway patrol treasury contraband fund, the highway patrol justice contraband fund, the investigative unit treasury contraband fund, or the investigative unit justice contraband fund, whichever is appropriate.
(D) There is hereby created in the state treasury the highway patrol treasury contraband fund, the highway patrol justice contraband fund, the investigative unit treasury contraband fund, and the investigative unit justice contraband fund. Each fund shall consist of moneys received under division (C) of this section and shall be used in accordance with any federal or other requirements associated with moneys received.