139. Where a thing seized or the proceeds of the sale thereof must be returned, the thing or proceeds shall be returned to the person from whom the thing was seized or to any other person who is entitled thereto.
Where the person to whom the thing or the proceeds of the sale thereof must be returned is unknown or untraceable, a judge may order, on the application of the seizor or the prosecutor, that it be transferred to the Minister of Revenue or the Minister of Finance, according to whether it is the thing or the proceeds of the sale thereof that must be so transferred, and that a statement describing the property and indicating, where applicable, the name and last known address of the interested party, be sent to the Minister of Revenue.
1987, c. 96, a. 139; 1997, c. 80, s. 55; 2005, c. 44, s. 54.