The Avery County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that they have turned in over $10,000 of drug related money to the Avery County School system.
“I am so happy to see that money which was forfeited by drug dealers can and will have a positive impact on helping children of Avery County” Sheriff Kevin Frye stated. The money was forfeited to the school system in court, as the North Carolina Constitution prohibits the use of fines or forfeitures for any other use.
The Avery County Sheriff’s Office has given forfeited money to the school system before but this is the largest amount in recent history, according to a statement from ACSO. The Sheriff’s Office also provides grow lights and other agricultural supplies to the local horticulture departments in the schools when they are turned over by the courts.