NSA Executive Director and CEO Praises Sen. Richard Shelby

Alexandria, VA – National Sheriffs' Association Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson released the following statement praising Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) for his leadership to defeat amendments to the omnibus funding bill that would have ended the asset forfeiture program.

"Kudos to Senator Shelby for understanding the importance of this valuable program and taking the lead on this critical issue. Sheriffs appreciate his support," said Thompson.  He continued, “Next to putting cartel leaders in the penitentiary, asset forfeiture is the strongest tool law enforcement has to hurt the drug cartels and assist law enforcement in the fight against illegal drugs."