BANGOR – State Criminal Forfeiture Funds were accepted during Monday night’s Bangor City Council meeting.
“Any time the city of Bangor is involved in a case where, definitely a drug case, where there’s cash involved for property, and the people are convicted and have to forfeit that property,” Dan Tremble, a city councilor said.
There were three cases in which the Bangor Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were involved with investigations that led to the seizure of drugs, cash and property.
“It just goes into an account, and it’s now used for the operating budget for special needs the police department might have,” Tremble said.
He said the money can be used for a variety of requests.
“I think in the past we might have bought vests for the canine dogs and maybe special equipment for some of the special units they have,” Tremble said. “They have a drug unit, so things like that.”
Between the three cases that funding was approved from during the meeting, over $12,000 will be given to the Bangor Police Department.
“These come up every couple of months,” Tremble said. “We usually have these types of forfeiture cases.”