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Posted on: April 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Assets from Drug-Dealer Forfeitures for Public Auction on May 21


Vehicles, electronics, jewelry and numerous other items seized in local drug forfeitures will be on the auction block May 21.

The 26th annual Lancaster County Drug Task Force Public Auction is that date at Lancaster County Park Building, 950 Eshelman Mill Road.

Gates open at 8 a.m; the auction starts at 9 a.m. Vehicles will be auctioned at noon.

The Lancaster County Task Force is a team of detectives and investigators devoted to stopping illegal drug trafficking across the county.

The Task Force is primarily funded by voluntary contributions from municipalities and through drug forfeiture gains. Forfeitures are assets and cash used and/or gained by drug dealers from and/or for their criminal enterprise.

The Task Force operates under District Attorney Craig Stedman.

“We would much rather use the assets of drug dealers to fight future drug crimes than to have to raise taxes on the law-abiding citizens,” Stedman said recently. “In light of the ongoing heroin epidemic, funding for the Task Force is more critical now than even before.”

Attached is a flyer including many of the items up for auction. Cash or approved Pennsylvania checks are accepted as payment.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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