NC sheriff’s office to keep Corvette seized from drug dealer
RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff’s office plans to keep a Corvette seized from a drug dealer to teach children about the dangers of selling drugs.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Wake County Sheriff’s Office seized the 2007 Corvette in a drug raid years ago.
Officials originally said they would use the car as a department vehicle and then auction it with proceeds going to the Wake school system.
But Sheriff Donnie Harrison now said the Corvette will be used to show children that their cars will get confiscated if they are caught selling drugs.
Broughton High School teacher Jennifer Cates said she fears students may learn that you can buy nice cars with drug money.
The car is a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a top track speed of 198 mph and a base sticker price of $74,875. Its V8 racing engine generates 505 horsepower.
The special-model Chevy has reportedly lost about two-thirds of its potential sales value.
In 2009, WTVD-TV reported that the sheriff’s office used the muscle car to pull over drivers for speeding.
Read more: The News & Observer of Raleigh