NASHVILLE – More than 150 people were on hand for an auction of police seized items Saturday.
The auction, with items from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Nashville Police Department and Southwest Drug Taskforce, drew 142 registered bidders, and many spectators. A total of nine vehicles, 142 firearms and 16 miscellaneous items were sold.
According to Nashville police chief Dale Pierce, proceeds from the auction are divided in a fairly complicated manner, with monies from items forfeited in drug cases being turned over to the local prosecuting attorney’s office, while lots seized in cases not connected to narcotics go to the general revenues of the city of Nashville or Howard County depending on which agency seized them.
The high bid item from the sale was a Mazda 6 sedan, which sold for $3,700.
Howard County Sheriff Bryan McJunkins said that the sale brought in around $52,000 total for the three agencies, with $12,428 to his department – of which $7,700 came from the sale of vehicles. Exact figures on the funds returned to the other agencies was not available at press time.