Police to auction 40 seized vehicles

Published On: Feb 26 2014 01:17:19 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2014 01:40:49 PM EST

Dozens of cars and trucks seized by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in recent months will be auctioned on Thursday.

The auction begins at 10 a.m. in parking lot F of EverBank Field, but the vehicles will be available for preview at 9 a.m.

Forty vehicles, seized under Florida's Contraband Forfeiture Act, will be sold to the highest bidder.  A cash deposit of $100 to $500 must be placed by the winning buyer, and the purchase must  be finalized with either cash or a cashier's check by 2 p.m.

Many of the cars to be auctioned are luxury vehicles.  One of the cars is a 2006 Maserati Quattroporte (similar to the one pictured at the top of this article), which sold new for just over $100,000.  Two Mercedes-Benz cars, Cadillacs and several SUVs and pickup trucks will also go on the auction block.

DOWNLOAD: Complete list of vehicles, details of JSO auction

Revenue from the auction is used to fund investigations and buy equipment for the Sheriff's Office. By law, 15 percent of the money must fund crime prevention and intervention programs.


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