Police agencies share drug probe proceeds

March 28, 1996

Two law enforcement agencies became a little richer yesterday.

U.S. Marshal George K. McKinney presented the Maryland State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with a check for $254,163.96. The money represents the proceeds from several drug investigations carried out in the state last year.

Under forfeiture laws, prosecutors can seize cash, cars, boats, houses and other items used in the course of drug trafficking operations. The goods are sold and the proceeds distributed to law enforcement agencies in the region. The asset forfeiture program is managed by the U.S. Marshal's Office.

Pub Date: 3/28/96

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