Police seek forfeiture of private property
The new hierarchy of the Westminster Police Department told city leaders last night that a stepped-up effort to rid the city streets of drugs can have financial benefits as well. Chief Dean Awalt and Assistant Chief Rory Jones told the mayor and council that, as the result of a pair of drug busts, the police stand ready to inherit two vehicles and some cash. One of those drug busts took place as part of a Monday night traffic stop on East Main Street near Windsor. Awalt said once his department takes over final possession of the seized vehicles, those cars can be sold and the proceeds placed in the department’s drug-buy fund.