Monday, August 24, 2020

Sheriff's Office Receives $29,900 in Drug Forfeiture Money

 (l to r )District Attorney Jack Thorp and Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane

The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office received a $29,900 check from District Attorney Jack Thorp recently. The money came from drug forfeiture cases in which the office was involved.

The Sheriff’s Office uses drug forfeiture funds to pay for vehicles, equipment and training. Lane said his office receives such funding several times a year, and that money allows the Sheriff’s Office to purchase vehicles, equipment and provide additional training. “It can be used for everything except salaries,” he said. “It sure has helped me buy cars for my office.”

Since January 2017, Lane said, the Sheriff’s Office has seized $1,354,000 in drug money, and he noted that in the last 30 days alone, his deputies have seized about $300,000 in cash.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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