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Lamborghini up for auction by Nev. police, drug dealer not included

(CBS/AP) RENO, Nev. - Wanna lay claim to a Lamborghini from the wrong side of the tracks?

Consider bidding on the sports car, previously owned by a drug dealer, and now up for auction by the sheriff's department in Washoe County, Nev.

The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo that originally retailed for $180,000 is being auctioned off at a sheriff's sale of property seized from a convicted drug trafficker, James Monts.

Detectives also seized more than $170,000 in cash, a Yamaha motorcycle and a 2006 Mercedes Benz from Monts in February 2011. He was convicted last year on charges of selling marijuana in Reno, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

The for-auction Lamborghini has only 12,000 miles on it. The district attorney's office said in a news release it has a 5.0-liter engine with 493 base horsepower and goes zero to 60 mph in just over four seconds.

Great ride if you're trying to outrun the police?....

  • Barry Leibowitz

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