Drugs and cars
The Covington Police Department is purchasing nine, new, state-of-the-art police vehicles.
At first glance, you might wonder how much those new Dodge Chargers will cost the taxpayers. Well, the answer is not a thing. Police Chief Stacy Cotton said the cars will be purchase using forfeited drug money. That’s a great, and poetic use of thieves’ ill-gotten funds.
It’s amazing, and sad, that in a community the size of ours there’s so much drug money to be confiscated, but the war on drugs appears to be a permanently lost one in this country.
Nevertheless, we commend our local police force for taking these crooks off the streets, and doing so quietly in most cases. Thanks to these criminals, our already well-trained force got a little extra boost.