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Auction set for 21 vehicles forfeited in Oklahoma pot bust

March 18, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials in Tulsa are conducting an online auction for 21 vehicles forfeited by a man who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and money-laundering charges.

The U.S. Marshals Service and an auctioneer, Apple Towing Co., launched the auction Monday. Online bids will be accepted through April 1.

The vehicles were seized from 35-year-old Kong Meng Vang, who pleaded guilty in August to bringing 1,500 pounds of marijuana from California to sell in the Tulsa area.

A grand jury indicted Vang for drug conspiracy and possessing at least 100 kilograms of marijuana with the intent to distribute. He faces up to 40 years in prison.

A plea agreement required him to forfeit the vehicles, including several high-performance and vintage cars, along with business and residential property, several weapons and ammunition.