The 2004-model vehicle was seized several years ago, when police pulled it over on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.
When the police found a supply of drugs inside, they arrested the owner and seized the vehicle. It has remained under the supervision of the Smith County Constable Precinct 5 office.
It’s being transferred to the sheriff’s office by Constable-elect Kenneth Bibby.
“I thought it could benefit more than our office,” Bibby said. “We’ve had it here for a few years, and it has produced limited results.”
“We intend to use this as a mobile command post, for communication with the Department of Public Safety, the Lindale Police Department, the Whitehouse Police Department and other entities,” Sheriff Larry Smith said. “We’ve agreed that we can use it better.”
In other business, the Commissioners Court decided to continue an alliance with the Texas Association of Counties. It also approved public official bonds for County Clerk Karen Phillips, Judge Randall Rogers, Judge Thomas Dunn and Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 James Cowart.