Drug Task Force auction is Saturday


By Frank Lewis

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A lot of major items are up for auction this Saturday (June 20) at 10 a.m. at the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office. The auction of seized, forfeited and abandoned property is one of the most attended auctions in the area every year. The auction is performed by Allen’s Auctions.

“There will be a pre-registration Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the side lot at the Allen’s Auctions trailer,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain David Hall said. “That way if someone wants to register to get a number they wouldn’t have to wait in that long line Saturday.”

Hall said most of the items being auctioned are from the Scioto County Drug Task Force.

“Search warrants have been conducted and cases have been built on people and they have forfeited and had some property seized through the courts,” Hall said. “Some of it is abandoned property by probably 98 percent of it is from a criminal case involving drug trafficking or drug related charges were made against an individual.”

Hall said people who have never attended the drug task for auction should be aware of the crowd that will attend the auction and bid on the items.

“It is a big event,” Hall said. “We try to do it once a year, sometimes twice a year and there’s some big items.”

Items being auctioned include a 1994 Bayliner with a Mercury 205 horsepower motor and trailer; a 2006 Laredo with slide out; a 2007 Load Max goose neck trailer; a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T with 200,000 miles; a 1995 Camaro with 136,000 miles; a rebuilt salvage 2000 Cavalier; a 1998 Prism; a Honda ATV; a Troy Bilt tiller; welders, hand and power tools, front loading washer and dryer, a king size bed, furniture, and more. There is a complete list on Allen’s Auctions website.

“This money goes back into the various departments – our office, the Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office,” Hall said. “We use that money to go right back against other drug traffickers and we use the money to make undercover buys. It all goes back into the drug account of our drug task force.”

Terms and conditions for the auction, are – cash or good checks with positive identification. All items are sold in as is condition and all sales are final. Announcements made the day of the auction take precedence over all previous advertising.

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