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Auburn Police end of year drug seizure collection

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A collection of drugs, money, and cash seized by the Auburn Police Department. A collection of drugs, money, and cash seized by the Auburn Police Department.
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

The Auburn Police Department has released information about the total narcotics collected throughout the year.

Over 75 pounds of marijuana, three kilograms of cocaine, approximately 5,000 pharmaceutical pills, 13 motor vehicles, numerous firearms and over $400,000 in cash were collected during the 2013 calendar year. Many of the investigations involved the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Opelika Police Department, and federal and state agencies.

Also in 2013, members of the Auburn Narcotics Department spearheaded an investigation that resulted in the rescue of 367 dogs used for fighting, and the arrest of 12 individuals. This was the second largest seizure of animals in U.S. history.

"I am proud of the efforts of our personnel. The success of these cases has been heavily linked to the close working relationships of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the Lee County area," said Chief Paul Register in a press release.   

SLIDESHOW: 2013 Auburn Police Narcotics Roundup

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