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Ridgeland Police receives check after seizing money

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RIDGELAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Ridgeland Police Dept. received a check on Friday through the U.S. Dept. of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program after seizing $1,750,020 in March 2013 on Interstate 95.

The department's share of the seizure totaled 78 percent, or $1,369,390.65.

The Ridgeland Police Dept.'s Interstate Criminal Enforcement team has seized over $6 million since its inception in 2002. The program has allowed the department to purchase and maintain its fleet, equipment and training at no expense to taxpayers since its inception.  

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