Think of it as a karma-renewing yard sale. The tricked-out vehicles and gadgets seized from the convicted drug dealers of York County are looking for a second chance, now that their original owners have been relocated to a place where they no longer need big-screen TVs, Sony PlayStations, electric guitars or True Religion jeans.
The York County Drug Task Force is holding its semi-annual auction on Memorial Day, Monday, with proceeds from the 40 vehicles and 400 other items being reinvested into the self-sustaining drug investigation operation, said Kyle King, chief administrator for the York County District Attorney.
The money pays for day-to-day operations, such as facility rent and police officers, he said.
All of the items seized were taken from the homes of drug dealers because the items were believed to have been purchased with drug money, King said.
The newest of the 40 cars are model-year 2007, and the interiors have been thoroughly searched, he said.
"It's amazing how smart the criminals have gotten, creating special compartments," King said.
Among the vehicles are a 2000 Jaguar, a 2003 BMW 530i and a 2003 Audi A4.
Up for bidding: Other items include everything from televisions and other electronics, jeans, Nikes, numerous kinds of tools, guitars, bikes and household items such as pots and pans and brooms.
The auction will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Schaad Detective Agency, 1114 Roosevelt Ave.
Vehicles are sold without warranties or guarantees.
Auction details: Successful bidders must place a $500 cash deposit and pay the remaining balance within seven days.
Title, tag and notary services will be available.
All miscellaneous items are cash-and-carry at time of sale.
Personal checks will not be accepted.
Vehicles may be viewed prior to auction at Schaad Detective Agency starting Saturday.
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