HOUSTON -

Houstonians waited in the heat to bid on high-end goods without the expensive prices.

Officials say the high-end goods are previously owned by convicted criminals who are currently in prison, and everything being auctioned was used in a crime or paid for with money made illegally.

The auction is organized by the U.S. Marshal's Office. They say it's a way to bring some good to those who need it.

The proceeds from the auction benefit victims' families and law enforcement agency programs.

Organizers say that auctions like this bring millions of dollars for victim and law enforcement.