It is regularly a crapshoot to buy a house at auction, especially when it comes to a police auction.
Thanks to seizure laws, the cops can impound anything that was bought with drug currency, and then once a year they auction off all the stuff and keep the currency! Police auctions often have jewelry, cars, boats, motorcycles, and furs, and once in a while they even sell houses or property.
I bought an amazing beachside beach house at a police auction, the former residence of a drug dealer, and let myself and others tell you it came with a few surprises, and first of all, I found a handgun in the ductwork of the main family room. I was cleaning the air vent and saw something just inside the ductwork, so I took a closer look and found a gun! I pondered what to do, because it might be evidence of a crime, however on the other hand I didn’t want cops poking through my house and looking in my ductwork. I just don’t trust cops, even if I do care about their auctions, and since the central Heating and Air Conditioning plan was in fine shape and didn’t need to be repaired, I decided that for the time being I would leave well enough alone. I left the gun in the air vent, put the grate back over it, and just went about my company care about it wasn’t there. In the future, maybe I will figure out what to do with the gun, however for now I don’t see the harm in letting it sit in the air vent for a few weeks, or maybe a few years.