MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A bidding battle in the Poconos helps fight the war on drugs.
Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk takes us to today’s auction.
For $9,000, Philip Sulek took home a 2006 Ford Mustang with 47,000 miles.
Phil told Eyewitness News his plans for his new set of wheels, “For the summer, we’re keeping it. But once winter comes, I think we’re going to sell it! “
The Monroe County District Attorney’s office held a vehicle auction Friday morning in Mountainhome.
Thirty-five people bid on eighteen cars and a dirt bike.
“The bidding wars got a little intense at times, but I think everyone had fun.” Said Detective Kim Lippincott, Monroe County D.A. Office.
The vehicles were seized during recent drug-related crimes.
Money raised in this annual auction benefits “Monroe County’s Drug Task Force”, which does not use taxpayer dollars.
“So then it can pay for officers overtime, any training that we might need,” Explained Lippincott.
“All of the vehicles were sold as-is. Buyers say with the great deals they got, it was worth the risk.”
Ralph Mele drove away with a Honda, a Taurus, and an Impala for less than $3,000. He’s happy to help fund an important cause.
“I think that’s a good thing. I think they made a lot of money today too, good for them!”
Friday’s auction raised 25-thousand-dollars for Monroe County’s Drug Task force.