Over the past year the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Criminal Interdiction Unit "has intercepted over 200 pounds of marijuana from hitting the streets in Chatham County; that’s a street value of over a million dollars," says a Departmene spokesperson.
The unit comprise five deputies and their K-9s.
All of the drugs seized over the past year were destroyed April 22. In addition, "deputies have also seized currency in association with these investigations which are currently pending adjudication in Federal and the State court system. Seized currency is used to purchase equipment, used for training and education," under the so-called Asset Forfeiture laws, which have become one of the more controversial elements of the "war on drugs."