GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Geary County officials are being forced to address an overcrowding problem caused by a continued drug crackdown in the area.
Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf say the warehouse on 9th Street in Junction City that houses seized vehicles and property from drug arrests and other crimes is completely full.
Wolf has brought the issue to the attention of the Geary County Commission to explore options for the overflow of items.
“Over the last several months, we’ve really been hitting the drug trafficking really hard here in Geary County. The fruits of that are the vehicles and personal property and trying to find a place to store those which we do have but we’re filling that place up. We’re not going to stop doing the drug enforcement but we’re going to have to find another means of where to store these vehicles and personal property at,” Sheriff Wolf said.
Preferably, the sheriff said, he would like to store the vehicles inside so that they're not damaged as they go through the court process.
Wolf has proposed using drug forfeiture funds to buy another building and possibly rent an available facility in the meantime. His agency is working with the commission towards a solution.
"The heat is on to get this taken care of. We seized another car over the weekend and getting in the warehouse was like fitting another sardine in the can. But bottom line, we're not going to limit our enforcement actions here and we're not going to let up the heat on these guys," Wolf told WIBW.