Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced today that the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office funded the purchase of camera equipment for the Honesdale Borough Police Department. The cost of the equipment and installation of $2,491.39 was paid for through the District Attorney’s Office drug forfeiture account.
The equipment will be used to conduct video arraignments of prisoners with Magisterial District Judges from the secure prisoner holding area of the police department. This eliminates the need to have the prisoners moved into the patrol officers’ area of the police department, which causes an officer safety issue, and the efficient processing of defendants.
All of the money in the drug forfeiture account comes from money seized during drug investigations and can be used to pay for drug investigation related items. The District Attorney’s Office also receives money each year from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General to fund drug investigations.