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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - If you are the highest bidder, you could walk away with a diamond-encrusted medallion or two at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Forfeiture auction.  Everything on the auction block is either confiscated or old government property.

The big sale includes everything from laptops to lawn equipment, big screens and cars….anything that once belonged to criminals, can be yours if the price is right.

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Bidding for some items can start as low at one dollar, said Jack Beacham, purchasing agent for the Tarrant County summer auction.  The county holds at least one live auction every year – and this year it will be held at the Windy Ryon Rodeo Arena in Saginaw.

“People actually like to get in mood, feel the excitement, raise their hand and hear the live bidding going on,” said Beacham.

Shoppers, like John Hobbs, previewed the auction items on Friday.  He saw a picture of one of the medallions in the paper and had to see it in person.  It reads 287 drug zone and is covered in diamonds.  It’s been appraised at 3500 dollars.

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Other shoppers are previewing with a plan to purchase.

“We’re shopping these cars,” said Gerald Dewitt.  “We’ll try to clean ‘em and sell ‘em to people.”  A 2010 Toyota Highlander, a 2003 Hummer, a 2002 Corvette are among the cars to be sold.

Along with automobiles, trailers, trucks and motorcycles are also top sellers at the annual auction.

“You can kick the tires, slap the fenders if you choose,” said Beacham.

The Tarrant County Summer Auction starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 17.  Click here for a list of the items on sale.  The sale of items from narcotics seizures goes to the district attorney’s fund,  and proceeds from the sale of county equipment goes to the general fund.

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