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Seized assets help fund city, county law enforcement
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GPD’s Dodge Challenger at a car show June 14 with a “purchased with seized funds” sign on the bumper. - photo by NAT GURLEY
The old adage is “crime doesn’t pay,” but for law enforcement, there are dividends. Under a section of Georgia code, law enforcement — often the Gainesville-Hall County Gang Task Force and the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad — can seize property in some way connected to illegal activity. According to Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes, it is implemented in hopes of slowing criminal activity.