An online auction will help the Augusta County sheriff's office earn some money from a major drug bust.
It's been a year-and-a-half since investigators seized two-dozen vehicles from Douglas Jay Rankin, who's now serving time in federal prison.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is selling off the property Rankin left behind. That includes several dump trucks, a skid loader, an RV and a boat.
Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher said, We will see the lion's share of the proceeds whatever it comes back for. There's a host of things we can use it for. Mainly short-term things like equipment, drug buys, pay overtime to investigate narcotics trafficking.
The GSA is selling the vehicles in an online auction that ends on Thursday. Sheriff Fisher initially valued the seized property at nearly $500,000.
by Ken Slack
Jul 06, 2010
Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.