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Hardin Co. drug task force to auction off seized items

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The auction includes trucks, cars, antique coins, motorcycles, lawn equipment, power tools, boats and more. The auction includes trucks, cars, antique coins, motorcycles, lawn equipment, power tools, boats and more.

HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) – A special auction is taking place Saturday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds for seized items.

“Everything is going to sell, regardless of price,” said auctioneer Philip Tabb. “A lot of it is what people would consider toys. You know, cool stuff.”

The auction is selling items that were seized in drug enforcement operations conducted by the Hardin County Drug Task Force.

“I think this is a couple of years worth of accumulation,” Tabb said.

He says that every few year the task seizes enough items that allows an auction to be held.

“Every couple of years when they get the inventory built up for an auction, they call us and have us conduct the auction,” he said.

The auction includes trucks, cars, antique coins, motorcycles, lawn equipment, power tools, boats and more. All told, organizers believe all of the items could fetch around $150,000.Thats in spite of the fact that all of these items were seized during drug investigations.

“Judging from the interest that we've had it doesn't seem to have a hindrance at all,” Tabb said.

There is a 10 percent buyer’s premium charged to the buyer on each item that goes to pay the auction company. The rest of the money will go back toward the drug task force for further operations.

“The last one we did was nothing but vehicles -- just cars and trucks -- and I think we had about 30 vehicles then,” Tabb said.

The auction begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to last several hours. Around 700 people are expected for the event.

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