Contact Us

Evansville Clothing Bank Receives 100 Pairs of Shoes From a Drug Dealer

Bunch of shoes

Earlier today, federal law enforcement officials donated one-hundred pairs of designer shoes, that were seized from an Evansville drug dealer, to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office for distribution through the EVSC’s clothing bank program.

Federal authorities delivered the shoes to Sherriff Eric Williams this morning as part of what they are calling “Operation Goodwill.” United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett says the program is a win-win.

“It saves Hoosiers tax dollars, and it will help strengthen community efforts here in Evansville designed to keep drugs out of our schools,” he said. “ I believe it also sends an important message that if you engage in criminal behavior such as drug dealing, you will be caught, and your ill-gotten gains will be taken away from you.”

In 2010, Authorities confiscated 115 pairs of new shoes from Seth Merrik of Evansville after issuing a search warrant at his residence for drug related activity. Merrick was convicted and sentenced in May of 2011 for his involvement in the trafficking of hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the Evansville metro area.

The shoes will be donated to the PTA Clothing Bank program.


Best of WKDQ

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WKDQ Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WKDQ Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.