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JCSD hosts auction for seized, forfeited vehicles

Car buyers wait to finalize purchases during a public car auction hosted by the Jones County Sheriff's Department Saturday. Photo credit WDAM. Car buyers wait to finalize purchases during a public car auction hosted by the Jones County Sheriff's Department Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County car buyers got a chance to support law enforcement and get a bargain on some new wheels Saturday.   

The Jones County Sheriff's Department hosted a public car auction for seized and forfeited vehicles.

Several trucks, SUV's, sports cars and a motorcycle were up for sale.

The auction raised $60,100 for the Jones County Sheriff's Department.   

"These were drug-seized vehicles that were sold here today, obviously, having gone through the process of the court and everything else that it takes to be able to award the vehicles to us," said Alex Hodge, sheriff of Jones County. 

"(The money raised) will go back into our drug seized funds, so we can continue to use that to help buy and offset the cost of our regular budget."    

 A total of 23 vehicles were sold at the auction. 

190 buyers registered to participate.  

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