By SHEA WILSON
For the Sunday News
EL DORADO -- Vehicles and other items seized by the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force during drug raids and arrests brought in $101,200 in an auction Saturday, District Prosecutor Robin Carroll said. The highest priced item was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer that went for $8,600. The auction was held in the parking lot of the prosecutor's office and the Union County Sheriff's Office.
The auction featured 57 vehicles, two all-terrain vehicles and other miscellaneous items seized by the DTF over the past several months. William Allen conducted the auction, which coincided with a prescription drug disposal day.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit area law enforcement agencies and the DTF.
The prescription drug disposal day was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the drive-through of the Union County Health Unit, 301 American Drive. Carroll and other organizers hope the effort will help curb prescription drug abuse among teens and young adults. The drop off yielded 11,306 pills, Carroll said.
"We exceeded all expectations for both events. We're very grateful to everyone who was involved,especially the citizens who showed up to bid, the law enforcement agencies that made this a success, and our auctioneer William Allen" Carroll said.
Walmart gift cards valued at $5 were given out to those who brought pills for the disposal.