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Former Sheriff’s deputy accused of drug evidence theft indicted


Goettel is believed to have taken oxycodone and morphine, in solid and liquid form, from the evidence locker in the sheriff's office for his "own use" Aug 16, 2017 A jury has formally indicted a former Cherokee County Sheriff's deputy for allegedly stealing narcotics from the evidence room he was in charge of. Jeffrey Lee Goettel, 42, of Jasper was...
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Ohio first responders told OxiClean will clean up Fentanyl spills


A well-known household product figures prominently in new instructions given to Ohio's first responders on ways to avoid contact with the powerful and sometimes deadly opiate Fentanyl. August 17, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio - A well-known household product figures prominently in new instructions given to Ohio's first responders on ways to avoid contact wit...
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Need, opportunity focus of first day of MSP embezzlement trial


The case has been a huge embarrassment to the Michigan State Police because money was taken from the Cadillac Post's property room and he will show the post was unsecured, which gave people who shouldn't have the opportunity to be in the property room a chance to enter it. August 17, 2017 CADILLAC — The embezzlement case against retired Michigan St...
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LIMS Administrator/Evidence Coordinator - Fort Pierce, Florida

Salary:  $40,000 - $50,000 (annual) + (dependent on credentials) Job Requirements: A successful candidate must possess exceptional organizational skills and have a demonstrated initiative in learning and utilizing new technologies. In addition, the candidate must have or be able to achieve the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform al...
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MSP missing cash trial begins


The key used to get into the evidence room was in the hands of at least 12 people." August 16, 2017 CADILLAC — Detective Trooper Greg Hubers knew it was problematic when thousands of dollars went missing from a Michigan State Police evidence room. But he began to suspect something aside from the missing cash might have been "amiss" after the money ...
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Putnam: County officials want missing evidence story to go away but should it?


At a March news conference, the sheriff called it a "colossal failure of leadership" on the part of his predecessor. August 12, 2017 LANSING – Few of us would want the assignment facing the new Ingham County sheriff last spring. A review of the sheriff office's evidence room showed widespread problems affecting 1,700 pieces of evidence. Sheriff Sco...
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Alabama AG asks public for help in locating guns stolen from evidence vault


The announcement comes as three suspects in the evidence vault thefts face charges. August 9, 2017 The attorney general in Alabama is asking residents there to look out for stolen guns after more than 200 firearms were taken from the evidence vault at the Selma Police Department earlier this year. Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a press rel...
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Second Harper Woods police officer faces drug charge


It is alleged that Lynch stole various items from the Harper Woods Police Department property room between Feb. 4 and Feb. 10. August 11, 2017 HARPER WOODS, Mich. - A Harper Woods police officer has been charged with using a controlled substance, Judge Daniel Palmer announced. Officer John Biernat was arraigned Friday on a misdemeanor charge of con...
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