I appreciate going to police auctions! My last more than two cars have come from police auctions, & various of my house appliances.
How it works is that in this state both of us have a rule called “asset forfeiture” which basically means if you get busted for being a drug dealer, the cops can seize all of your assets.
The thinking is that things bought with drug money should be taken by the state. Once or twice a year they auction everything off. To get to the point of this, I purchased a small apartment at the police auction, & it came with a few surprises. After I had the house diagnosed by a general contractor I called in an Heating & Air Conditioning contractor to look at the central system. Mike & I knew each other back in middle school, & I was proud to see that she ran her own Heating & Air Conditioning company now. She & I took a look at the system, & inside a single of the air ducts both of us found a couple of guns. Neither a single of us touched them, just left them in the HVAC duct & called the cops to come & get them. As far as both of us knew they were evidence of some kind of crime! When the cops came to get the guns, they found a bag of money & drugs deeper in the HVAC duct. I’m glad they took it all, because quite frankly if I found a sack of money in the air ducts I would have wanted to keep it for myself. It’s my house, I should keep what I find in it, right?