DA to sell forfeited vehicles

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District Attorney John Wampler announced today that he will be holding an online pubic auction. The DA holds auctions for items seized by the District Three Task Force. The next upcoming online auction will be held Sunday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 21.

Wampler said the items to be auctioned were seized by the District Three Drug Task Force from individuals that used them in connection with illegal narcotics activities. A judicial forfeiture proceeding was then filed and the court forfeiting items were released to the District Attorney’s Office for disposal.

The public auction will be conducted online at www.publicsurplus.com/sms/statedadistrict3.Ok/browse/home

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 items will be sold to the highest bidder. The winning bidder of vehicles will receive a lien-free Oklahoma title. Vehicles 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.

District Attorney 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.

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