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Diamonds, cars and more: Sheriff auctions seized property

Published on March 15, 2023 at 2:38 pm

Want a 10-carat gold chain with diamond-encrusted assault rifle?

There are 18 bids on it so far, the best at $6,600.

How about a used 30-foot boat trailer? Fourteen bids so far, current bid only $1,750.

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These and many other pieces of jewelry, cars and even a 2006 Land Rover are up for grabs as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office holds an online auction that is live until Friday at govdeals.com — look up keywords Jacksonville, Fl.

The Sheriff’s Office holds a semi-regular Forfeited Vehicle Sale to sell items seized during arrests for drugs or other felony crimes. The Sheriff’s Office said auction proceeds help maintain seized or forfeited vehicles prior to sale, pay for special investigations and fund crime-prevention and intervention programs.

Previous sales over the past decade have seen a luxury motor home, Audis, a Lamborghini and custom-made diamond jewelry, even a very large 2003 Freightliner truck with car hauler trailer and a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS with a 426-horsepower V-8.

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This week’s auction is more basic but still includes a lot of jewelry, like a platinum ring with diamonds and star sapphire (current bid $420), a gold ring with inset coin (current bid $420) and a 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan (current bid $230).

To view the items in person this week, call (904) 630-8711 to make an appointment.


author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.