Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence

The Denver Post, denverpost.comBYLINE: Felisa Cardona The Denver PostLink to ArticleDenver, COBrian Hicks, from a February file photo. (John Prieto, The Denver Post)Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Den...

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Drop-box drug disposal program statewide

Canaiden Online Media Network, connecticutplus.comBYLINE: Conencticut Department of Consumer ProtectionLink to ArticleHartford, CTHARTFORD, CT - On the heels of a successful pilot project, the Department of Consumer Protectio...

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Uncertainty remains about Horry County police evidence

BYLINE: By Brad Dickerson - to ArticleHorry County, SCIn light of an anonymous letter accusing Horry County police officers of, among other things, stealing drugs and money from the department’s ...

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Asheville police evidence room audit nearing end

CITIZEN-TIMES.COM, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Romando DixsonAsheville, NCCompany has billed city about $130KASHEVILLE — A Police Department evidence room audit has cost the city about $130,000, keeping the project under budget ...

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Asheville police evidence room audit nearing end

CITIZEN-TIMES.COM, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Romando DixsonAsheville, NCCompany has billed city about $130KASHEVILLE — A Police Department evidence room audit has cost the city about $130,000, keeping the project under budget ...

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Cash Missing From Pueblo Sheriff Evidence Room

ABC7 NEWS,, thedenverchannel.comLink to ArticlePueblo County, COTara Adame, the former head of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office evidence and property section, resigned amid an investigation into missing...

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Cash Missing From Pueblo Sheriff Evidence Room

ABC7 NEWS,, thedenverchannel.comLink to ArticlePueblo County, COTara Adame, the former head of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office evidence and property section, resigned amid an investigation into missing...

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Authorities recover all guns, some drugs stolen from Blanding Police Department

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.comBYLINE: Janelle Stecklein The Salt Lake TribuneLink to ArticleBlanding, UTBold burglars broke into the Blanding Police Department and stole drugs and guns from the department’s evidence locker...

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Spartanburg County businessman Lanford sentenced to more than 4 years, goupstate.comBYLINE: Jenny Arnold, to ArticleWoodruff, SCA federal judge turned down a real estate developer's request for a lighter sentence on drug conspiracy charges based on his ...

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Evidence against former Carter County sheriff revealed in preliminary hearing

Southeast Missourian, semissourian.comBYLINE: Michelle Friedrich ~ Daily American RepublicLink to ArticleCarter County, MOGREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Wayne County judge ordered former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams to stand trial...

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Evidence in criminal cases requires extra care

News Herald, newsherald.comBYLINE: CHRIS SEGAL / News Herald WriterLink to ArticleBay County, FLBay County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigator Chris Reynolds takes fingerprints from a piece of paper in Lynn Haven Wednes...

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Audit of PCSO evidence storage examines excessive backlog

San Tan Valley Today, santanvalleytoday.comBYLINE: Chase Kamp Today PublicationsLink to ArticlePinal County, AZPCSO evidence storage facilities have material stacked to the ceiling.With evidence warehouse shelves stacked to t...

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Former Carter County Sheriff to be in court Aug. 12

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Area Wide News, areawidenews.comBYLINE: Linda Greer, Assistant EditorLink to ArticleCarter County, MO Sheriff Tommy Since his arrest in April, many changes have taken place in former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams' life.Ad...

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Audit finds problems with evidence handling at Pinal County Sheriff's Office

ABC15 (KNXV-TV), abc15.comBYLINE: Corey RangelLink to ArticleOne VideoPinal County, AZAn independent audit raises some alarming concerns within the Pinal County Sheriff's Property and Evidence Unit which, according to the rep...

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Former deputy to serve 5 years in tampering case

Capital City Press LLC, The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: C.J. FUTCH, River Parishes bureauLink to ArticleAssumption Parish, LANAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff’s lieutenant will serve five years in prison...

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Yorkville cop pleads not guilty to stealing from drug collection program

Tribune Broadcasting, RADIO 720 WGN Chicago, wgnradio.comBYLINE: Art Barnum, Tribune reporter, , ILYorkville’s former deputy police chief pleaded not guilty today to charges that he stole addictive...

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Messy LI Crime Lab Fallout Now Includes Missing Marijuana

Gothamist LLC, gothamist, gothamist.comBYLINE: Christopher Robbins, Link to ArticleLong Island, NYAPMarijuana bound for a Pennsylvania crime lab to be tested in a Long Island drug case mysteriously disappea...

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Krotz Springs dispatcher, 2 inmates arrested

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.comKrotz Springs, LAAuthorities say a Krotz Springs Police Department dispatcher is accused of allowing two inmates into the police evidence ro...

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9 of 10 arrested in HPD locker raid indicted

hattiesburgamerican.comBYLINE: Jesse Bass, American Staff WriterHattiesburg, MSHattiesburg Police Department's evidence locker was raided by burglars Aug. 20. After the heist, an undisclosed amount of marijuana was discovered...

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DA Won’t Prosecute Missing-Evidence Case

Albuquerque Journal Online Edition, abqjournal.comBy ABQnews StaffLink to ArticleColfax County, NMFollowing a months-long investigation by New Mexico State Police and the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office into the disap...

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Former Yuma police officer charged

Yuma Sun, yumasun.comBYLINE: JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER, , AZA former Yuma police officer remains behind bars, charged for allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in cash from evidence storage to suppor...

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Investigator Can't Determine What Happened To Missing Drugs

WTOV9.comLink to ArticleOne VideoMarshall County, WVMARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- After the prescription drug fentanyl went missing from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office in January, deputies started an investigation, looking ...

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Ex-SF criminalist Deborah Jean Madden gets rehab, not jail

The Esaminer, sfexaminer.comBYLINE: Mike Aldax, Examiner Staff Writer, to ArticleSan Francisco, CADeborah Jean Madden, the ex-San Francisco criminalist who admitted to skimming cocaine from The City’...

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Stearns County Sheriff's Office

www.sctimes.comBYLINE: Dave AeikensStearns County, MNDeposit unused, expired medications safelyA month into its prescription drug drop-off program, Stearns County is hoping to attract more business.The county sheriff’s office...

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Assumption deputy pleads guilty to 438 malfeasance, drug charges, dailycomet.comBYLINE: Eric Heisig, Staff WriterAssumption, LALouis Lambert DailyComet.comNAPOLEONVILLE — A former Assumption sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to 438 malfeasance and drug charges Tuesday morning,...

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Wake sheriff's investigator accused of embezzlement

The News & Observer Publishing Company, newsobserver.comBLINE: Thomasi McDonald - Staff writer Link to ArticleWake County, NCRALEIGH -- The State Bureau of Investigation arrested a Wake County sheriff's investigator in early ...

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Matawan man, 47, charged with stealing cocaine

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)SECTION: NJNEWSBYLINE: Joshua Burd | Staff Writer, Park, NJA township police officer has been charged with stealing cocaine from the department's evidence room while ...

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Piscataway Cop Accused Of Stealing Cocaine

CMD Media LLC, njtoday.netLink to ArticlePiscataway, NJPISCATAWAY — A township police officer has been arrested and charged with taking an undetermined amount of cocaine while working as the department’s evidence officer, Mid...

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RCMP constable docked five days pay for neglect of duty, discreditable conduct

Postmedia Network Inc, Ottawa Citizen, ottawacitizen.comBYLINE: Gary Dimmock, The Ottawa Citizen, , B.C.OTTAWA — Const. Matt Wright’s police work was anything but textbook the day he made a...

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Officer pleads guilty to drug, theft charges

The Associated Press State & Local WireSECTION: STATE AND REGIONALMuscatine, IAA former police officer in Muscatine has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and second-degree theft.Forty-eight-year old Scott Burk was arrested...

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Former Muscatine police officer pleads guilty to drug and theft charges

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, The Republic (Columbus, IN), therepublic.comMuscatine, IAMUSCATINE, Iowa — A former police officer in Muscatine has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and second-degree theft.Forty-eight-year old Scott...

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Former evidence technician for Davie sheriff's office sentenced on drug-distribution charge

Winston-Salem Journal, journalnow.comBYLINE: MICHAEL HEWLETT | Winston-Salem Journal, to ArticleDavie County, NCMALINDA YORK Credit: YorkA former evidence technician for the Davie County Sheriff's O...

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Hawkins sheriff's deputy arrested on theft charges

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, STATE AND REGIONALHawkins County, TNThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Hawkins County sheriff's deputy on theft and related charges.The TBI said in a news release Thu...

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Evidence room theft could compromise drug cases in Hawkins County

TimesNews, timesnews.netBYLINE: Jeff BoboLink to ArticleHawkins County, TNBrad DepewROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Monday that oxycodone and methadone pills stolen from his evidence storage room last ...

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Seized drugs reported stolen from evidence at medical examiner’s office

The Daily Hearld, heraldnet.comBYLINE: Diana Hefley, Herald WriterLink to ArticleSnohomish County, WAEnvelope an investigator handled missing evidence seized in probesEVERETT -- A master investigator with the Snohomish County...

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Asheville police evidence audits skimpy, suspect

Citizen-Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Joel Burgessand & Jon OstendorffAsheville, NCExpert: Complete inventories neededASHEVILLE — In more than a dozen inspections done before 2011, Asheville police gave their own evidence r...

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Hogan cautions police in email

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: By, Jon OstendorffAsheville, NCOutgoing Police Chief Bill Hogan, in a memo to staff announcing he would retire, cautioned that coming months would be crucial for the departm...

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Ex-Spartanburg County official sentenced for drugs

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, STATE AND REGIONALApril 20, 2011Spartanburg County, SCA former Spartanburg County magistrate has been sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for his role in a drug scandal th...

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Bunnell Police Miscues Helping To Lessen Case Against Ex-Cops John and Lisa Murray

News-Journal, FlaglerLive, flaglerlive.comLink to ArticleBunnell, FLThe case pits ex-cops Lisa and John Murrays against Bunnell Police Chief Arthur Jones, center.Shoddy and inexplicable police work, a running theme through a ...

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DA slams APD evidence conduct

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: By, Clarke MorrisonBuncombe County, NCThe Police Department waited five weeks before acknowledging it could not account for more than 100 items taken as evidence, Buncombe C...

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Guns, other evidence missing, sample audit says

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: Joel BurgessAsheville, NCPolice have lost track of at least 27 guns seized as evidence, along with dozens of packages of cash and drugs, according to audit findings released...

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SBI seals APD evidence room, investigating missing drugs

MOUNTAIN Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesLink to ArticleAsheville, NC***UPDATED 2:13 p.m. Thursday***The State Bureau of Investigation has sealed, and is investigating, the Police Department property room due to 397 ...

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Destroyed evidence might not halt drug trial

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, post-gazette.comBy Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink to ArticleAllegheny County, PAThe hard evidence against Tiona L. Jones went up in smoke, but the prosecution's case that she was a major heroi...

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Jailer’s case may go to grand jury

The Marietta Times, mariettatimes.comBYLINE: Brad Bauer, County, OHCharges could be filed against a former Washington County Jail administrator, following an investigation into missing medic...

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FDLE: Guns and drugs missing from Windermere Police Department

Orlando Sentinel, orlandosentinel.comBYLINE: Henry Pierson Curtis, Orlando SentinelWindermere, FLPhoto of the Windermere evidence room. Windermere Police Department, Windermere Police Department / March 22, 2011Evidence locke...

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Prosecutors to drop cases in NorCal drug probe

The Associated Press State & Local Wire, SECTION: STATE AND REGIONALMartinez, CAContra Costa County prosecutors say they plan to dismiss about a dozen cases involving arrests made by the former head of a Northern California d...

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Oakland Tribune editorial: Should lose pension, if convicted of job-related felony

Oakland Tribune editorial, Bay Area News Group, insidebayarea.comLink to ArticleContra Costa, CAContra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team commander Norman Wielsch, left, and his attorney Michael Cardoza exit the A.F. Bray Court...

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Davie deputy gets 18 months in drug case

Winston-Salem Journal, journalnow.comBYLINE: Michael HewlettDavie County, NCGREENSBORO A former Davie County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison on drug charges.Bobby Lee Mabe Jr. pleaded guilt...

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State police investigate disappearance of prescription drugs from Marshall sheriff's office

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, therepublic.comMarshall County, WV>MOUNDSVILE, W.Va. — State police are investigating the disappearance of a box of prescription painkillers from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff John Gruzink...

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Accused Former Whitley County Sheriff May Face More Charges, lex18.comLink to ArticleLink to VideoWhitley County, KYThere's already been a lot of speculation that the former Whitley County sheriff had something to do with missing guns from the department. After a lengthy inv...

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