When 48-year-old Kenya Davis was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison in August, he had to know he was going to lose a lot. He was caught with more than a half-pound of cocaine, 100-plus pills containing fentanyl, digital scales and nearly $2,500 in cash. That’s not all. The authorities also fund an “extensive sneaker collection” on his property which was also seized. Now, the powers that be are auctioning off the kicks.
According to the Columbus Dispatch:
Sixty-seven boxes of the confiscated footwear are now being sold to the highest bidder via a national online auction service.
The shoe brands include adidas, Reebok, Puma, K-Swiss and others, range in size from 10 to 12, and are being sold in six different lots. Bids will be accepted through Sept. 15, said Pam Jones, deputy clerk for the Licking County commissioners.
It’s one of the bigger hauls of ill-gotten sneakers by the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, which will use proceeds from the sale to clamp down on others dealing illegal narcotics.
Bids for the shoes began on Friday on GovDeals.com, an online auction site many places use to hawk confiscated property. As for Davis, he is being held at a facility in Orient until the authorities decide where to send him.