141. Any judge having jurisdiction to issue a search warrant in the judicial district where the thing seized is detained or in that where the thing was detained before being sold has jurisdiction to exercise the powers conferred on a judge by this division.
Where a defendant has transmitted or is deemed to have transmitted a plea of guilty without indicating his intention to contest the penalty imposed on him, or is deemed to have transmitted a plea of not guilty, a judge having jurisdiction in the judicial district referred to in the second paragraph of article 187 also has jurisdiction to decide an application under article 137.
Where the thing seized has been submitted in evidence but no judgment has been rendered, the judge who is to render judgment on the proceedings has jurisdiction to order the return of the thing.
1987, c. 96, a. 141; 1995, c. 51, s. 17.