High-priced merchandise up for auction this week

Includes on sale include Lamborghini, Range Rover, gold jewelry

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is preparing to action off a Lamborghini, a couple BMWs, other vehicles and some very expensive jewelry confiscated from or forfeited by people convicted of crimes.

The property will be sold to the highest bidder on Tursday morning at 10 a.m. at EverBank Field on Parking Lot F.  The property may be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the day of the auction.

In addition to the 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo, there's a 2004 Land Rover Range Rover, 2005 BMW 725I, 2007 BMW 328I, 1998 Dodge truck, 1994 Chevrolet truck, 2000 Ford Mustang, 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, 1999 Buick LeSabre, 1998 Buick Century, 1996 Ford Explorer, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1997 Lincoln Towncar, 2004 Chevrolet Impala, 2004 Chrysler Sebring, 2003 GMC Suburban, 2006 Ford F-250 King Ranch, Yamaha personal watercraft with trailer, Ez-Go golf cart, Polaris ATV and several motorcycles.

"Each vehicle has its own story," said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Raymond Beltz. "Some of them are for drug organizations. Some of them, like this one (the Ford F-250) was from a worker comp fraud."

There will also be gold jewelry and silver pieces up for auction.

DOCUMENT:  Preview of items to be auctioned

Many of the items are were displayed at JSO headquarters in downtown Jacksonville Monday morning.

Dynisha Kirkland, Looking at Items up for Auction

"They have some nice little cars for a reasonable price," said Dynisha Kirkland after looking over the mechanize. "They have some nice jewelry, too, but it's kind of expensive."

All purchases must be settled by 2 p.m. on the day of the sale.  Acceptable methods of payment will be cash or cashier's check.  A $100 cash non-refundable deposit will be required at the completion of each winning big.

The Sheriff's Office reserves set minimum bids on many of the items to be auctioned.  All items are sold as-is and carry no warranty.

The minimum bid on the Lamborghini was $70,000.

"Starting bids ... are realistic," said Perry Tankersly, who was inspecting the cars Monday. "Most of the time, these vehicles would go a lot more if you buy them off the lot."

Money from the auction goes to into two separate funds -- a forfeiture fund allocated to special projects enforcement fund and a confidential maintenance vehicle fund -- and 15 percent goes to fund crime prevention and intervention programs.

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