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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (Times Free Press) -- State safety officials have ordered the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office to seize a car Sheriff Jim Hammond had released improperly to its owner earlier this year.
The light blue 1990 Lincoln Town Car was sitting at the county narcotics impound lot near Silverdale Detention Center on Friday afternoon.
"The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office released the vehicle to the owner before any order was ever issued by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security," said Dayla Qualls, public information officer. "The seizing agency was then informed to retrieve the vehicle back from the owner, which they did."