Section 28-4-299Forfeiture, sale and distribution of proceeds of sale of contraband generally.
In cases of all contraband property, as provided in this article, there shall be a remedy by complaint filed in the name of the state by the officer or other person, in accordance with any provisions of the prohibition laws of the state, to secure a judgment of forfeiture, sale and distribution of the proceeds in accordance with the provisions of this article.
If the arrest and seizure of such property is made by an officer or employee of any municipality of this state, such municipality shall receive one half of the remainder of the proceeds derived from the sale of such property, after the costs and expenses (including payment to officers and informers provided for in this article) are paid. The said portion of the moneys derived from such proceeds shall be paid into the treasury of such municipality and used and applied as a law-enforcement fund, under the supervision and control of the governing body of such municipality, and the remaining half shall be paid to the law-enforcement fund in the State Treasury.
(Acts 1919, No. 7, p. 6; Code 1923, §4784; Code 1940, T. 29, §253.)