I love going to police auctions! My last three cars have come from police auctions, and many of my home appliances.
How it works is that in this state we 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 purchased 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 bought a small house at the police auction, and it came with a few surprises. After I had the home inspected by a general contractor I called in an HVAC contractor to look at the central system. Mike and I knew each other back in high school, and I was proud to see that he ran his own HVAC company now. He and I took a look at the system, and inside one of the air ducts we found a couple of guns. Neither one of us touched them, just left them in the ductwork and called the cops to come and get them. As far as we knew they were evidence of some kind of crime! When the cops came to get the guns, they found a bag of cash and drugs deeper in the ductwork. 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?