RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Washoe County is holding a public auction on April 13 which includes assets seized from a local drug trafficker.
According to a press release from the Washoe County District Attorney's Office, in 2011, detectives with the Regional Street Enforcement Team and the Northern Nevada Interdiction Task Force launched an investigation into a self-proclaimed wholesale marijuana broker James Monts. Monts was arrested and convicted of felony criminal charges in that case, but detectives also seized over $200,000 in cash, a 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle, a 2006 Mercedes Benz, and a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo.
Through a process called "asset forfeiture", law enforcement officers may seize property acquired through the proceeds of criminal activity or used to commit crimes. Once forfeited through court proceedings, the property is sold at public auction and the proceeds are distributed among the agencies involved in the case to be used for specified law enforcement purposes. The Lamborghini, along with other property, was forfeited through this process.
The Washoe County DA's office says that the Lamborghini has approximately 12,000 miles, was originally retailed for over $180,000 and is described as a two-door coupe with a base 493 horsepower 5.0-liter V10 with 375 ft/lb of torque and a zero to 60 time of a little over four seconds.
The car will be sold at public auction on April 13 at 9 a.m. at 601 Britain Dr., McCarran, NV, about 15 miles east of Reno off the USA Parkway exit. Potential buyers can preview the vehicle by appointment on April 11 and 12 at that location between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It may also be viewed on-line at www.tntauction.com
with on-line bidding now open for qualified buyers.