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Posted on: February 20, 2020

VIEW THE RECORDS: Drug Forfeiture Transactions Available Online

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Our office has made public purchase receipts and other documents regarding drug forfeiture account transactions from 2017 through the end of fiscal year 2018.

The documents are available in a searchable database via DropBox.

You can view the documents HERE.

In Lancaster County, assets and cash lawfully seized as proceeds of drug trafficking may be forfeited by court order after a person is convicted of a drug-related offense(s).

While the law allows for forfeitures to be completed pre-conviction, our office primarily forfeits after convictions.

Our forfeiture accounts and spending are audited every year by the Lancaster County Controller’s Office.

To comply with a Right-To-Know request from a local news agency, our office spent dozens of hours sorting and redacting these documents.

Among information redacted are names, numbers, locations and other identifiers of detectives and informants.

Documents compiled as a result of the RTK request cover 2008 through July 2018 and are voluminous.  For the moment, we have uploaded and made available the most recent documents as referenced above.

Any questions can be directed to the contact at the bottom of this page. Also, previous years can be made available by request.

Forfeiture expenditures for the above timeframe include salaries for the Drug Task Force, equipment, vehicles, storage and utilities costs, and contributions to community outreach, prevention, and education programs with emphasis on decreasing drug use and trafficking in Lancaster County.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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