Property from drug busts becomes cash for Bossier Parish S.O. | Crime
Property seized during drug busts over the past few months has helped the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office fill up its coffers.
Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin handed Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington a check for $5,527.84 Monday morning, which came from vehicles, other property, monies and bank accounts seized in eight different narcotics cases.
The district attorney’s office receives 20% of the total asset funds, while the remaining 20% goes to the Bossier Parish Criminal Court Fund.
“The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office continues to do a remarkable job of interrupting the flow of drugs in our communities,” said Marvin.
In October last year, Sheriff Whittington and Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams joined forces to develop the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force to combat illegal drug activity all throughout Bossier Parish.
“The combined efforts of our narcotics teams is a strong example of our commitment to keep drugs off of our streets and away from our children,” said Whittington. “The funds received today will be used to help booster that fight.”