66°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
93°
69°
0%
Tue
78°
67°
80%
Wed
71°
54°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

2.4 ct drug ring sold in BR online auction

1 year ago Friday, February 28, 2014 9:31:24 PM CST February 28, 2014 Friday, February 28 2014 Feb 28, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A bidding war ended over a diamond ring connected to a drug investigation Friday.

The 2.5 carat engagement ring, valued at $25,000, was sold for $17,609 at an online auction of city surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles. The money raised from the sale of the ring will be split among city departments and the law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigation the ring was a part of.

Prosecutors allege that former Clerk of Court employee William Bates Colvin purchased the ring with money he made from selling stolen drugs from the clerk's evidence locker.

He, his girlfriend, and another man faces charges in the case.
************
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Not Available
66°
66°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
93°
69°
Tue
T-Storms
78°
67°
Wed
T-Storms
71°
54°
Thu
Partly Cloudy
74°
52°