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05

Ex-cop's sister, sister's boyfriend, accused of dealing drugs


Pair involved in long-running conspiracy, investigators say June 3, 2016 3:01 p.m. CDT MORRISON – The sister of a former Rock Falls detective charged with theft is among five people accused of dealing cocaine and marijuana in the Sauk Valley for more than 2 years. On May 17, members of a local drug task force seized drugs, three cars, and $17,248 i...
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Report: Evidence issues may taint years of drug cases

Silver City Daily Press, scdailypress.comBYLINE: Stewart McClintic, City, NMPotentially hundreds of convictions could be overturned after an audit of the Region VII Drug Task Force, based in Deming but led by the Silver City Police Department, sho...
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15

Billings Police employee charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker

Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: ASHLEY NERBOVIG, , MTCoby James Lewis, 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor theft. Gazette StaffA former Billings Police Department emp...
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15

Former Tallassee assistant police chief enters guilty pleas

Montgomery Advertiser, montgomeryadvertiser.comBYLINE: Marty Roney, Montgomery AdvertiserTallassee, AL(Photo: Contributed)WETUMPKA Tallassee’s former assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to two theft related charges related to crimes while he was on duty.Chris Miles, 41...
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MAR
25

Former Alabama assistant police chief gets 41 months for beating suspect, selling confiscated marijuana

Alabama Media Group, al.comBYLINE: Jonathan Grass | , ALA federal court has sentenced former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief Chris Miles to 41 months in prison.Miles, 41, pleaded guilty on Nov. 17, 2015 to one count of deprivation of civil rights, two ...
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MAR
21

Police officer accused of stealing from department pleads not guilty

WLKY Louisville, wlky.comSimpsonville, KYThe police officer accused of stealing evidence from his own department found himself before a judge Tuesday.Terry Putnam was arraigned Monday on charges including theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and tampering with physical evid...
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MAR
17

Gazette opinion: The good, bad and ugly of the state crime lab cases

THE BILLINGS GAZETTE, billingsgazette.comBYLINE: THE BILLINGS GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARDBillings, MTThe autopy room at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula, Montana photographed in October 2015.KURT WILSON, MissoulianA continuing investigation at the state crime lab in Misso...
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MAR
14

Simpsonville officer indicted in $30,000 evidence-locker theft

Lexington Herald-Leader, kentucky.comBYLINE: Michael McKay, , KYTerry PutnamA Shelby County grand jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer accused of breaking into the department’s evidence lockers and taking narcotics, handguns and...
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MAR
14

DEA's Definition Of Evidence Control Apparently Doesn't Include Recording Gross Weight Of Seized Substances

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[WBNS-TV, WSYX-TV], Floor64, Techdirt, techdirt.comBYLINE: Tim CushingLINK: DEA_Audit.pdfColumbus, OHFrom the: 'controlled' substances, my-ass departmentLegal IssuesLet's start out with this story, which is graphically (and tragically) illustrative of the problem discussed l...
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MAR
11

ASP investigating police department over missing drugs

Frankly Media and Raycom Media. KAIT, wmcactionnews5.comBYLINE: Region 8 NewsdeskBatesville, AR(Scorce: KAIT)BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Special agents with Arkansas State Police are investigating claims a Batesville police officer stole drugs from the evidence room.On Tuesday, ...
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FEB
15

Former police employee pleads guilty in thefts

The Daily Times, daily-times.comBYLINE: Steve Garrison, , NM>(Photo: Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)FARMINGTON — Ashley Goodvoyce, the 28-year-old former Farmington police evidence technician accused in October 2014 of ...
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FEB
02

Updated: After indictment, Sullivan City police chief takes 'leave of absence'

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Associated Press, CBS 4 (KGBT-TV), valleycentral.comBYLINE: Dave HendricksSullivan City, TXSullivan City police Chief Miguel Martinez4:35 p.m. Update: Sullivan City police Chief Miguel Martinez took a "leave of absence" Tuesday, hours after the Hidalgo County District Attorn...
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JAN
29

UPDATE: Meeker County Deputy Charged With Stealing Drugs, Toys

AM1240-WJON, wjon.com BYLINE: Jim Maurice Meeker County, MN Deputy Travis Sebring Photo:Meeker County Sheriff’s Office LITCHFIELD–The Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy who has been accused of stealing both drugs and toys has been formally charged today (Thursday). Thirty-three-...
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JAN
28

HRP officer faces charges after allegedly stealing from evidence locker

Global News, globalnews.ca BYLINE: Heide Pearson, Online Producer/Reporter, Global News Halifax, Nova Scotia A Halifax Regional Police officer faces charges after substances stolen from an HRP evidence locker. The Canadian Press A Halifax Regional Police officer is facing th...
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JAN
27

Sauk Prairie Police add extra safety feature to prescription drug box after officer arrested for taking meds

27abcWKOW, wkow.com BYLINE: Gordon Severson Sauk Prairie, WI SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- The Sauk Prairie Police Department is taking extra precautions to prevent people from stealing prescription medication from their medication drop box. This comes after a former officer, Matt Alt...
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JAN
23

Investigation of sheriff puts drug task force at risk

The News-Messenger, thenews-messenger.com BYLINE: Craig Shoup, Reporter, Sandusky County, OH Kyle Overmyer, Sandusky County Sheriff. (Photo: Molly Corfman/The News-Messenger) FREMONT - County police chiefs have considered pulling funding and manpower from ...
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JAN
19

Sheriff denies wrongdoing, feels 'betrayed'

The News-Messenger, thenews-messenger.com BYLINE: Craig Shoup, Reporter, cshoup@gannett,com Sandusky County, OH Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer and his sister Tracy Overmyer, Sandusky County Clerk of Courts. Photo: Molly Corfman/The News-Messenger FREMONT - Sandusky Co...
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JAN
16

Alabama police officer accused of stealing drugs from evidence

Times-Daily, Alabama Media Group, al.com/news/huntsville BYLINE: Crystal Bonvillian | Cherokee, AL Nikki Inman(Colbert County jail) A part-time Cherokee police officer was arrested Sunday, accused of taking prescription medication that had been seized as e...
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DEC
30

Former FHP employee gets 180 days probation in missing drug evidence case

WFTV9, wftv.comBYLINE: Tim BarberOrlando, FLEric BlackmonORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Florida Highway Patrol employee at the center of a missing drug evidence case struck a deal to avoid time behind bars.Eric Blackmon, 39, was arrested last month, but the investigation beg...
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DEC
28

Ex-Hebron police officer sold drugs from squad car, department, testimony reveals

Northwest Herald, nwherald.comBYLINE: CHELSEA McDOUGALL - , ILRyszard T. KopaczWOODSTOCK – Testimony at a sentencing hearing for a former Hebron police officer revealed he sold marijuana while on duty from his squad car and at the department.Rys...
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DEC
18

Former MWC Police Officer Accused Of Stealing, Pawning Evidence

News 9, news9.comBYLINE: Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9Two VideosMidwest City, OKA former MWC Police officer is accused of pawning stolen items including equipment belonging to the Midwest City Police Department.MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma - A former Midwest City police officer is fa...
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DEC
18

Former Upper Darby cop allegedly stole thousands of pills, cash from evidence room

thePhillyVoice, phillyvoice.comBYLINE: Jon Tuleya, PhillyVoice Staff Upper Darby, PAOfficer had been department's primary evidence custodian at the timeBrad A. Ross, a former Upper Darby police officer, faces hundreds of charges for allegedly stealing and tampering with evid...
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DEC
12

Drug disposal procedures tightened at Savage PD

Savage Pacer, swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacerBYLINE: ALEX HALL , MNReport from 2014 found evidence of tamperingSavage Police Department File photoThe Savage Police Department made changes to procedures for its Take it to the Box safe drug disposal pr...
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DEC
03

Police theft: Missing drugs, missing answers

Cayman Compass, compasscayman.comBYLINE: Cayman Compass Editorial BoardGeorge Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West IndiesOn July 13, someone, or “someones,” broke into a police evidence locker and absconded with 24 kilograms of cocaine and 33 kilograms of ganja. ...
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NOV
21

Oregon State Police halt drug testing at Bend, Pendleton labs

The Oregonian/OregonLive, oregonlive.comBYLINE: Laura Gunderson | The Oregonian/OregonLivePendleton and Bend, OR Oregon State Police have halted drug testing at two labs in the wake of allegations that a forensic analyst stole and tampered with drug evidence. (Beth Nakamura/...
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NOV
12

Ex-Tallassee police officer indicted;

www.al.comBYLINE: Kelsey Stein | , ALalready accused of stealing gun, coercing confessionA former Tallassee assistant police chief – already facing charges of breaking into a business, stealing a gun from an evidence locker and coercing confessions in a...
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OCT
28

State Troopers Investigating Incident Involving Columbus Police Department's Property Storage Room And Narcotics

1240 AM WBIW, wbiw.com BYLINE: WBIW » News » state Columbus, IN (COLUMBUS) - A Columbus police officer has resigned and the Indiana State Police are investigating an incident involving the Columbus Police Department's property storage room and narcotics. A Columbus police of...
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OCT
28

State Troopers Investigating Incident Involving Columbus Police Department's Property Storage Room And Narcotics

1340 AM WBIW, wbiw.comBYLINE: WBIW » News » stateColumbus, IN(COLUMBUS) - A Columbus police officer has resigned and the Indiana State Police are investigating an incident involving the Columbus Police Department's property storage room and narcotics.A Columbus police office...
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OCT
27

Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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OCT
27

Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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OCT
27

Man faces 50 felony charges accusing him of having arsenal in car in Akron

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The Plain Dealer, Northeast Ohio Media Group, cleveland.com BYLINE: Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com October 27, 2015 Akron, OH Ryan Peltan, 30, of Doylestown. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio — Police confiscated nearly two dozen guns from the car of a Doylestown man who ...
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27

Man faces 50 felony charges accusing him of having arsenal in car in Akron

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The Plain Dealer, Northeast Ohio Media Group, cleveland.comBYLINE: Adam Ferrise, cleveland.comOctober 27, 2015Akron, OHRyan Peltan, 30, of Doylestown. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio — Police confiscated nearly two dozen guns from the car of a Doylestown man who now f...
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SEP
25

Ex-State College police officer sentenced in evidence room drug thefts

Centre Daily Times, centredaily.comBYLINE: Clayton OverState College, PAA former State College police officer arrested earlier this year on charges related to stealing drugs from the department’s evidence room will see jail time after entering guilty pleas to the charges Tue...
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25

Hartford Police Department Property Room Employee Fired, Arrested For Larceny

Hartford Courant, courant.com BYLINE: David Moran Hartford, CT A civilian employee in Hartford PD property room fired and arrested for misappropriating evidence HARTFORD – A former city employee assigned to the police department's evidence room was fired and later charged wi...
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SEP
16

Retired Warrensville Heights police officer charged with stealing from evidence room

Northeast Ohio Media Group, cleveland.comBYLINE: Ida Lieszkovszky, Northeast Ohio Media GroupWarrensville Heights, OHA retired Warrensville Heights police officer and later evidence room tech was charged with stealing drugs and cash from the department. (File photo)CLEVELAND...
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15

Evidence room breach at Tulsa County Sheriff's Office under investigation

Tulsa World, NewsOK, newsok.comBYLINE: COREY JONES, Tulsa World, County, OKIn this July 13 photo, Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz listens to proceedings of a county commissioners meeting in Tulsa. [AP Photo]A breach of security in an eviden...
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AUG
11

Retired Baton Rouge judge’s son admits to taking guns, cocaine from evidence room

The Advocate, theadvocate.comBYLINE: Joe gyan jr.| Baton Rouge Parish, LAColvin faces at least 15 years in prisonWilliam ColvinClad in orange prison clothes with his parents looking on, the son of a former Baton Rouge state judge admitted Monday tha...
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JUL
24

Police Make Few Changes in Year Since Evidence Audit

WLOS ABC 13, News 13, wlos.comBYLINE: Jon Ostendorff, News 13, , NCASHEVILLE, N.C. -- City leaders got a copy of an audit that showed a Police Department evidence room in disarray a year ago but officials didn’t start on many of the fixes it cal...
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JUL
02

State chemist may have affected more drug cases than previously known

Boston Globe, bostonglobe.comBYLINE: Evan Allen and John Ellement Globe Staff, , , MASonja Farak at her 2013 arraignment in Belchertown.DON TREEGER, SPRINGFIELD UNION NEWS, FileFor years, Sonja Farak was addicted to cocaine, metham...
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JUN
24

Investigation reveals Oregon Lt. stole drugs from evidence room, MedDrop

NBC15, nbc15.com BYLINE: Lindsey Branwall - Village of Oregon, WI Five months after an Oregon Police Lieutenant died, the department is releasing details on an investigation involving the late Karey Clark. Following his death, inconsistencies were noticed...
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MAY
20

An admitted “pill junkie,” former detective Robin Schumacher out on bond after new charges filed

WITI • A Tribune Broadcasting Station, Fox 6 Now, fox6now.comBYLINE: Katie DeLongLink to ArticleWauwatosa, WIRobin SchumacherWALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) — Robin Schumacher, a former Wauwatosa detective convicted of stealing pills from the evidence vault at the Wauwatosa Police De...
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19

Former police officer admits to stealing drugs from evidence room

Hearst Stations Inc., WPTZ-TV 5 News, wptz.comBYLINE: Robyn EstabrookVideoColchester, VTBURLINGTON, Vt. — A former Colchester police detective changed his plea and admitted to stealing from the police department's evidence locker room.On Monday in federal court, Tyler Kinney...
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23

Former Latimer County Deputy Arrested For Stealing Drugs From Evidence Room

WorldNow and KOTV, News On 6, newson6.comLatimer County, OKWILBURTON, Oklahoma - Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents have arrested a former Latimer County sheriff's deputy for stealing drug evidence while working as a county deputy, a news release says.The Latimer ...
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Grand jury indicts past FPD officer

The Fredericksburg Standard / Radio Post, fredericksburgstandard.comBYLINE: fbgstandard01Fredericksburg, TXFormer Fredericksburg police lieutenant Linda Lively was indicted Monday by a 216th Judicial District Court Grand Jury following a months-long investigation by Texas Ra...
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09

Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences technician accused of stealing drugs

WorldNow and WBMA, Birmingham Area News, abc3340.comBYLINE: Crystal CarrHoover, ALBrandi Mikkel HicksHOOVER, Alabama -- A forensic technician from Odenville is accused of stealing drugs from the evidence vault, Hoover police said. According to Cpt. Gregg Rector, an investiga...
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31

Former Scott County sheriff's deputy indicted

Journal Media Group, Knoxville News Sentinel, KnoxNews.comBYLINE: News Sentinel staffScott County, TNCody Scott Yancey (Scott County Jail)A former Scott County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges that he broke into the department's evidence locker and stole several...
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29

Former Prescott Valley police officer charged


The Prescott Daily Courier, dcourier.comPrescott Valley, AZAskewPRESCOTT VALLEY - A former Prescott Valley Police Commander who was accused of taking narcotics discarded by the public as part of the "Dump the Drugs" program has been charged by the Mohave County Attorney's Of...
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26

Brooklyn raid: Former cop posed with seized assault rifle;


Belleville News-Democrat, bnd.comBYLINE: Carolyn P. SmithBrooklyn, ILdrugs, ammo still missingThe Brooklyn Police Department on Wednesday was raided by state and county investigators. ZIA NIZAMI — News-Democrat BROOKLYN — Brooklyn’s Police Department on Thursday afternoon wa...
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25

Metro Transit Police evidence supervisor charged with theft

Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow, FOX 9 News, myfoxtwincities.comBYLINE: Mike DurkinMinneapolis, MNMINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A Metro Transit Police evidence room supervisor has been charged with stealing more than $1,000 from 10 envelopes over 10 months. Jerri Landis, 5...
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10

Police: Man broke into evidence room, stole handguns, drugs

Caledonian Record, WPTZ-TV News Channel 5, wptz.comNewport City, VTEmpty evidence bags found at Newport City residence by parole officersVermont State Police say 19-year-old Mikeal Rivers of Troy broke into Newport City Police Department's evidence room on Feb. 8, 2015 and s...
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