GREENUP, Ky. (WSAZ) -- People dealing in drugs have a lot more to lose than their freedom.
That's the message the Commonwealth Attorney's Office and Kentucky State Police want dealers and users to know.
Thursday afternoon, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Greenup and Lewis Counties presented KSP with a car and a check for $30,000 from two drug investigations.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Michael Frye says the money came from a case where a man used his home as a distribution center for drugs. So he would not lose his home following his conviction, the man turned over a check for the equity in his home.
In the second case, the person convicted lost his car. That car will be sold or used by troopers as an undercover car.
Frye says anything used in illegal drug activity can be forfeited to the state.
“Not only are you going to end up with a significant amount of jail time in most cases but you're also going to lose your personal property and when that's gone you don't have a place to live or a way to get around or anything like that so it's going to affect your way of life in a lot of ways and not just time you're going to spend in a jail cell, said Frye
State Police say the money they received today will go into a general fund to fight drug activity across the state.