BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney KEVIN C. KHASIGIAN Assistant U.S. Attorney 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, CA 95814 Telephone: (916)554-2700 Attorneys for Plaintiff
JOINT STATUS REPORT, REQUEST
FOR STAY, AND ORDER THEREON [PROPOSED]
The parties submit the following Joint Status Report, Request for Stay, and Order Thereon (Proposed) pursuant to the Court's March 30, 2012 Order:
On March 20, 2012, the United States filed a civil forfeiture complaint against the above-entitled real property based on a federal search warrant executed on October 13, 2011. The search of the property revealed a substantial marijuana grow and cultivation operation. As a result of the search warrant and statements made by the marijuana grower, the United States seeks forfeiture of the property under 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(7) based on violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act.
The defendant property is an eighty acre rural parcel with one residence owned by Jeffrey Hurd, Nancy Hurd, and Judy Lewis as joint tenants.
Jeffrey Hurd, Nancy Hurd, and Judy Lewis, filed claims on May 18, 2012 and answers on June 6, 2012.
The forfeiture complaint in rem was sent to all individuals believed to have an interest in the defendant properties. In addition, notice by publication is complete, as reflected in a declaration of publication filed June 11, 2012.
c. Possible joinder of additional parties: None Anticipated.
d. Any expected or desired amendment of pleadings: None anticipated at this time.
e. Jurisdiction and venue:
This Court has jurisdiction in this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1345 and 28 U.S.C. § 1355(a). Venue is proper in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1355 and 28 U.S.C. § 1395(a).
f. Anticipated motions and suggested dates: In light of the parties' joint request for a three month stay (see below), the parties do not request that ...