Cass County raises $12,000 by auctioning off seized guns, other property
FARGO — More than 100 people showed up for the fourth annual Sheriff's Seized Property and Gun Auction on Friday , Dec. 14, in hopes of finding good deals on items seized by law enforcement.
Along with an assortment of firearms — from pistols and shotguns to rifles and revolvers — the auction also sold off other miscellaneous items seized by police, like air rifles, sporting goods, knives, power tools, gun accessories and appliances.
Most of the items auctioned were seized by the Cass County Sheriff's Office or obtained through court orders, said Jeffery Olson, a corporal with the sheriff's office.
Also auctioned were some items that belonged to the sheriff's office but were aging or no longer in use by the department, Olson said.
Most of the money raised at the auction, held at the Cass County Law Enforcement Center in north Fargo, will go to the county's general fund, Olson said. Money raised from items belonging to the sheriff's office will go back to the department, he said.
Olson said an initial count showed that about $12,000 worth of items were sold at the auction.
Buyers needed a current and valid form of identification, and had to be 18 to buy a long gun and 21 to purchase a handgun. Successful bidders must go through a background check, the sheriff's office said.