Since the forfeiture fund began in 1985, almost $500 million has gone to prison construction. Money is also distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
"It is poetic justice when a drug dealer/s profits can be turned into effective weapons for law enforcement," Thornburgh said.
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