November 24, 2013
According to District Attorney John Wampler, several forfeited vehicles will be sold through an online pubic auction beginning Sunday, Dec. 1. It will be concluded on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Wampler said that all of the items to be auctioned were seized by the District Three Drug Task Force and other area law enforcement agencies from individuals that used the vehicles in connection with illegal narcotic activities. A Judicial forfeiture proceeding was then filed and the Court forfeited the items to the District Attorney’s Office for disposal.
The items to be auctioned include a 2006 Ford F150, 2002 Lincoln, 2001 Lincoln, and a 1995 Ford F150.
The public auction will be conducted online at: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/statedadistrict3.ok/browse/home on the date listed above. Instructions for the online bidding process, including registration and terms of sale, can be obtained at that website. The sale is open to everyone and each vehicle will be sold to the highest bidder. The winning bidders will receive a lien-free Oklahoma title. The items to be sold may be viewed in the parking lot of the Jackson County Sheriff’s office at 600 S. Main in Altus, or online.
D.A. Wampler said, “The seizure and forfeiture of property used in the commission of drug crimes is a tool that law enforcement may use to take away some of the financial gain that a drug offender may acquire.”
The proceeds from the sale of the assets are used by the District Attorney’s Office for drug education and prevention programs and to further drug enforcement efforts by area law enforcement agencies.