Announcement Date: 

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis T. Hill, Jr. is announcing that the recent auction to sell assets for criminals that were seized and forfeited during investigations of drug and organized crimes netted $18,872.67          Prosecutor Hill states “This was our first office auction and I am extremely pleased with the turn-out by the community at the auction.  A number of vehicles were sold as well as computer equipment, power tools, jewelry, coins, stereos and other miscellaneous equipment, all of which were seized from “bad guys.”  Proceeds from the auction will be divided among local law enforcement agencies to off-set and enhance the cost of law enforcement and prosecution fees.  In July 2003, Prosecutor Hill initiated the asset forfeiture program.  With the proceeds of this auction to date, the program has forfeited nearly $293,000.00 from criminals since inception.  Many more thousands of forfeiture dollars are pending within the system.        The Prosecutor’s Office anticipates holding an auction every April and October at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds.  Once the dates become available information will be posted on our web site at