Bob Keith Watson v. Tennessee Department of Safety

Bob Keith Watson v. Tennessee Department of Safety

This appeal involves the forfeiture of personal property seized in connection with a criminal investigation. The petitioner’s home was searched pursuant to a search warrant executed on his home. Items of his personal property were seized by authorities, and later forfeited and sold. The petitioner property owner filed this lawsuit, arguing that administrative protocols regarding forfeiture proceedings were not followed and contesting the forfeiture of his personal property. The administrative law judge held that the forfeiture and sale were valid, and the property owner appealed to the trial court. The trial court affirmed. The property owner now appeals to this Court. We affirm.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Holly M. Kirby
Originating Judge: 
Senior Judge Walter C. Kurtz
Date Filed: 
Friday, September 30, 2011