More than $469,000 was distributed to 16 state and local law enforcement agencies recently, representing their share of federally forfeited drug money.
The agencies get a share of the money because they help federal law enforcement agencies find assets traceable to cocaine and marijuana trafficking and money laundering.The money was presented by U.S. Attorney Robert Edmunds Jr. of the Middle District, which includes Greensboro; the Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Piedmont agencies who received money and the amount they received were:
Alamance Sheriff's Department, $103,227; Burlington Police Department, $4,050; Forsyth Sheriff's Department, $219,735; Graham Police Department, $15,952; Greensboro Police Department, $6,304; Guilford County Sheriff's Department, $45,954; Randolph County Sheriff's Department, $12,005.