County Uses Forfeited Money to Pay New Deputy

Published 08/30 2013 09:38PM

Updated 08/30 2013 10:13PM

The Nolan Co. Sheriffs Dept. is in dire need of a new investigator.

They already have one, but as crime continues to spike in the area, they need more help.

However, there's a problem. 

There's not enough money from general funds to pay for a new position, so commissioners agreed to allow the department to use money seized from drug busts, car and home seizures to supply the salary for a new investigator.

The department has been able to save up enough to fill the position for a year and plan to hire someone by Oct. 2013.

Commissioners will vote on how to continue paying that position once the year is up.

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