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McCracken County Sheriff's Dept. Designates "Internet Purchase Exchange Location"

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

An “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” is now in the McCracken County courthouse parking lot. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department established the designated meeting point to offer a “peace of mind” when meeting a buyer or seller from an internet transaction.

The sheriff's department said in a press release, "when purchasing items from someone that is on the internet and it requires for you to meet that person somewhere, that is the part of the transaction that gives many people pause." There have been national instances of buyers and sellers getting robbed, they said. The parking lot is under 24-hour recorded video surveillance and a heavy law enforcement presence. 

Existing resources were used for the space and the McCracken County Road Department provided the sign.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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