Dirty Money Made Clean by Iredell Sheriff’s Department

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Sheriff Phillip Redmond of Iredell County is cleaning up the community in an unconventional way. His office recently converted 13 out of 150 Crown Vics to run on clean-burning, domestically produced propane autogas thanks in part to illegal activity – confiscated drug money.

The Sheriff’s Office used Drug Interdiction Funds from seizures to match grant funding for the autogas conversions, which were administered by nationwide network Alliance AutoGas. Captain Mike Phillips estimates the autogas conversions will save the county about 40 percent in fuel costs, in addition to reduced maintenance costs like fewer oil changes.

“Running our fleet on propane autogas goes hand-in-hand with the Sheriff Office’s mission to clean up the community and create a better environment for future generations of Iredell County—literally and figuratively,” says Captain Phillips.

Visit www.allianceautogas.com for more information.

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