The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Drug Task Force raised more than $43,000 during an auction held Saturday at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

According to a JCSO news release, the auction was presented by Tracy Robinson Auctioneers.

Bidding opened up at 9 a.m. with many bids placed on property ranging from seized/fleet vehicles and to office furniture and equipment. This auction was handled using the 10 percent buyer’s premium.

In 2013, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Road Department, Jefferson County Recycling, Jefferson County Building and Grounds, Tri-County Drug Task Force and Pine Bluff Vice & Narcotics Division, conducted a public auction where the six entities’ gross total was $165,291.50, with $36,150.00 of the net total monies collected being deposited back into the Sheriff’s Office’s operating budget, according to the news release. 

The overall gross sum of $43,976.00 was collected from this year’s auctions, with $39,401.00 of the net total monies collected being deposited back into the Sheriff’s Office’s operating budget.