Lubbock County Uses Drug Money to Buy Property - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/26/06

Lubbock County Uses Drug Money to Buy Property

When it comes to weapons training, the Lubbock County Sheriff's deputies will soon have a place to call their own. A firing range was seized in a drug raid more than two years ago. Now, Lubbock County Commissioners are buying it with drug money. 

Commissioner Patti Jones says, "It's a win win situation. We are going to get a piece of property that was seized in a drug raid and then funds that the sheriff's office acquires over the next three years will be applied towards that so it's a great win win situation for Lubbock County."

The firing range sits on about 35 acres of land northeast of Reese. The previous property owner was sentenced to six years in prison for trafficking prescription pain killers.

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