Online auction sells seized items, benefits drug task force - WKRN News 2

Online auction sells seized items, benefits drug task force

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

The 21st Drug Task Force, which serves several Middle Tennessee counties, plans to sell a wide array of merchandise confiscated from drug dealers and criminals in an online auction.

"Everything we seize from drug cases, by statute has to be sold at public auction, kind of like eBay and the highest bidder gets it," explained Task Force Director Joey Kimble. "All of the money from this auction site goes back into our drug fund."

Currently all of the seized items which include everything from children's toys to electronics are locked away in a secure Williamson County storage facility.

"We try and start [the bidding] at about 50% of retail," Kimble said. "There are a lot of things here that would make good Christmas gifts. Things that kids would like, some things that a parent who couldn't buy at full price could buy at a discount on our auction site."  

Kimble told Nashville's News 2 as the holidays approach, the Web site, PublicStateAuction.com, will be updated, however, since the available items are part of investigations, what comes in and when it is placed online is unpredictable.

All of the money received through the online auction will benefit the drug task force.

Click here for more information on the online auction.

For more information on the 21st Drug Task Force, visit their Web site.

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