District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, Aug. 31, and concluding on Sunday, Sept. 14.
Wampler said, “All of the items to be auctioned were seized by the Tillman County Sheriff’s Office and the District Three District Attorney Drug Task Force from individuals that used the vehicles for illegal activities that included the use of stolen credit card account information to re-fuel the vehicles within Tillman County,”
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 2001 Peterbilt Semi, a 2006 Transcraft Trailer, a 2005 Volvo Semi, and a 1999 Transcraft Trailer.
The public auction will be conducted online at http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/statedadistrict3.ok/browser/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 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 int he parking lot of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 600 S. Main in Altus, or online.
DA Wampler said, “The seizure and forfeiture of property used in illegal activities is a tool that law enforcement may use to take away some of the financial gain that an offender may acquire.” The proceeds from the sale of the assets are used to compensate the victims for their financial losses and the balance will then be used by the District Attorney’s Office and the Tillman County Sheriff’s Office to further their law enforcement and prosecution efforts.