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South Gate : Drug Seizure Funds to Buy Used Vehicles for Police

The City Council has approved spending $126,400 confiscated from drug dealers to buy nine used vehicles for the Police Department.

Police Chief Ron George said the vehicles will be used by gang-control detectives.

South Gate has a total of $1.8 million in a fund from the seizure of drug dealers’ assets.

In another action, the council hired William F. Cornett Jr. to serve as a consultant and as interim city administrator through Nov. 26 while the city looks for a permanent chief administrator.

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Cornett, of Riverside, will receive $8,273 a month. The former city administrator, Bruce Spragg, was fired last week.


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