District attorney to sell forfeited vehicles

Special to the Altus Times

District Attorney Ken Darby announced the sale of a Camper/Toy Hauler at a public online auction beginning Sunday and concluding May 14.

Darby said the item to be auctioned was seized by the District Three Drug Task Force and the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office from an individual that used the vehicle in connection with illegal narcotics activities. A judicial forfeiture proceeding was then filed and the Court forfeited the item to the District Attorney’s Office for disposal.

The item to be auctioned is a 38-foot 2003 Sierra by Forrest River Toy Hauler SN:4X4FSEN223CO25488 (two slides, tandem axle, on-board Onan 5.5 kw generator and 3 air conditioners).

The public auction will be conducted online at: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1588368on the dates 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 the vehicle will be sold to the highest bidder, once the reserve is met.

The winning bidder will receive a lien-free Oklahoma title.

The item 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.

“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,” Darby said.

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.

Special to the Altus Times

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