Local Drug Task Force Gets A Cut Of This MoneyPosted: Updated:
In May of 2017, police seized more than half a kilo of cocaine, around four pounds of ecstasy, and more than $100,000 from Andrew Rowley of Watertown. He recently pleaded guilty in federal court. Now, the Metro Jeff Drug Task Force will be getting a cut of the money that was seized.
"We will get 70 percent of the proceeds back," said Jefferson County District Attorney Kristyna Mills.
Seventy percent is about $70,000. Mills says that money will help the Metro Jeff Drug Task Force buy equipment and for be used for training.
"As the criminals get better educated and smarter in how they operate, we have to do the same so training is important, keeping up with key trends," said Metro Jeff Drug Task Force Supervisor Jerry Golden.
And Mills says the drug task force will not be the only department benefiting from this equipment and training.
"We don't just train the drug task force with it either, we use it for training of other officers as well, and kind of criminal justice use," she said.
As far as what will happen to Andrew Rowley, DA Mills says he's likely to serve time in prison, but it's unclear how much time he'll get.