Two years ago the police department stopped Scotty Romero of Delcambre, who was speeding on his 2009 Harley Davidson soft tail motorcycle. The police located drugs and $11,000 in cash on Romero. He was sentenced and the Erath police received around 50 percent of the seized cash.
Recently, the courts gave the police department permission to sell the Harley Davidson Romero was riding.
Erath City officials ran a public notice in the Abbeville Meridional in hopes of getting a bid on the bike, but nothing. In the bid, the starting bid price had to be $10,000. According to the Harley Davidson
dealership in Lafayette, the bike’s value is around $15,000, Erath Police Chief Gerald Hebert said.
With no one bidding, the Erath Aldermen decided at Monday’s meeting the first person who walks into the Erath Police Department with $10,000 can take possession of the bike that has 2,000 miles and was customized when it was made.
Erath Police Chief Gerald Hebert said, “A few people have come look at it, but no one placed a bid. It is a nice bike. It is all customized.”
The bike is available to view at the Erath Police Station. Hebert said once the bike is sold, Hebert will take the department’s share of money from the sale of the bike and combine it with the drug money seized. He is hoping the sum will be enough to buy the police department a new second hand police car.