Dent County’s general revenue fund ended up with more than $6,000 worth of drug money seized as part of a state prosecution, according to a press release from the Dent County Prosecutor’s Office.
The release details Travis Russell was arrested and charged May 8 by Dent County Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Curley with possession of a controlled substance and first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance. At the time of the arrest $6,730 was seized from Russell. It was suspected to be from sale of methamphetamine.
Prosecutor Curley filed a petition to forfeit the money to the treasurer of Dent County under the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act. On Thursday, Judge Seay ruled in favor of the state and ordered the money forfeited to the Dent County general revenue fund.