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Cash counters can provide processing power to law enforcement agents after arrests

Cash counters can provide processing power to law enforcement agents after arrests

Cash counters can help law enforcement agencies tally currency confiscated following arrests. Cash seized during police raids can sometimes be substantial. Police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, recently raided two homes following an investigation, resulting in the confiscation of $20,000 cash and the arrest of five people.

Police processing cash seizures can benefit from cash counters

In an Aug. 28 press conference, Jody Greco, Sault Ste. Marie police staff sergeant, told reporters in addition to thousands of dollars in cash, over $250,000 worth of drugs were found including cocaine, heroin, crystal methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the Sault Star.

In the news debrief, Greco stated that the drug seizure was the most significant his department had ever handled.

"It's really taking into account exactly what was seized," said Constable Sonnie Spina to CBC News. "These are some very dangerous illicit drugs that were seized here. And we're really happy to be able to get those off of the streets."

The investigation preceding the arrests was called Project Oak and lasted for eights month. The targets were high-level drug dealers in city.

Multiple divisions of the Sault Ste. Marie police department were called upon to assist in arrests, which occurred in two separate residences inside city limits.

The money collected was believed to be profits the criminals collected from selling drugs to area residents.

Processing large amounts of cash by hand can be a time-consuming and burdensome task. The lack of automation introduces the possibilities of making human errors. Cash counters allow police departments to efficiently and accurately handle confiscated currency.

October 12, 2017