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Friday, April 28, 2006

Seized items get new life with police program

Trace Christenson
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI

Seized during a drug raid, a big-screen television will be used for anti-drug messages for children.

Battle Creek police officers delivered the television Thursday to the Second Baptist Church at 485 N. Washington Ave.

Cmdr. Jackie Hampton said the 54-inch, one-year-old set was seized by the department's Special Investigations Unit, an undercover drug unit, and forfeited to the department.

It is being loaned to Second's New Vision, a nonprofit agency organized within the church for youth programs and outreach.

The Rev. William Wyne said the set will be used to show youth anti-drug messages.

"They took it from the bad guys and gave it to the good guys," Wyne said. "I think this is a marvelous idea about how the faith-based community can reap benefits. It will be a great tool for community education."


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