Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 36. Disposition of Recovered or Seized Property
Section 40. Disposal of Property When Owner Unknown; Exceptions.
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AS 12.36.040. Disposal of Property When Owner Unknown; Exceptions.

(a) When the owner of property is unknown and the property comes into the possession of a law enforcement agency as suspected evidence of a crime but is not used in a criminal proceeding or a children's court proceeding, or when the property comes into the possession of a law enforcement agency by other means, the property shall be held for one year. If the property is not claimed within one year of the date it comes into the possession of a law enforcement agency, the property shall be disposed of as provided in AS 12.36.030 (b).

(b) This section does not apply to property that comes into the custody of a law enforcement agency of a municipality that has adopted an ordinance providing for the custody and disposition of property that meets the requirements specified in AS 12.36.030 (c).

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