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February 28 09:35 AM

Local rapper’s assets to be sold at public auction by Caddo District Attorney

When criminals engage in drug trafficking in Caddo Parish, local law enforcement agencies and the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office will seize their assets and sell them at public auction.

Local rapper Shamarlay D.

Locke’s large silver dollar coin collection will go up on the auction block Saturday, March 1, along with a large assortment of vehicles that will be sold to the highest bidder at the Lawler Auction Facility north of Shreveport. Locke was convicted in July 2013 on a charge of distribution of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. He was also sentenced to serve five years at hard labor; however, Judge Craig Marcotte suspended the prison sentence and placed him on probation for three years.

Caddo District Attorney Charles Scott said Locke also lost a considerable amount of cash during the narcotics investigation conducted by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force along with his silver dollar coin collection.

Locke was originally arrested after agents set up controlled buys of several pounds of marijuana from Locke.

The coin collection consists of about 133 silver dollars dating as far back as the 1800s, and about 75 half-dollars according to Shreveport Police Sgt. Russell Ross.

“We estimate that the silver content in the coins will make them easily valued at more than $3,000,” said David Doiron, the project manager for Lawler Auction Company, which has been commissioned by District Attorney Scott to professionally conduct the auction on Saturday.

In addition to the coin collection, over 60 vehicles will be offered at public auction at 10 a.m. as well.

“We are hoping for a good turnout of people wanting to get a good deal on some great items,” said auctioneer Danny Lawler. “It will be a perfect opportunity for average citizens with some income tax return cash in their pockets to get a great deal on a used vehicle.”

The public is also invited to participate in the auctions at the Lawler Auction Facility, according to Doiron.

“People think that they have to have a dealer’s license in order to buy at our auctions,” explained Doiron, “but that’s not true. The only thing you need is a valid photo identification card or driver’s license and some cash. That’s it.”

Lawler Auction Company offers state-of-the-art heated and airconditioned auction facilities as well as online bidding in conjunction with the live auction onsite at their facility.

The Lawler Auction Facility will be open on Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for public inspection and viewing of the vehicles and other assets up for auction. The public is also invited to check out the auction catalog that contains photos, lists, terms, and other valuable on the firm’s Web site at www.lawlerauction.com, where every asset is listed as it arrives at the auction facility. That catalog is updated several times a day as vehicles and other assets are consigned to the auction every day during normal business hours.

Note: Vehicles pictured were not seized from Locke.

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