Major lapse at Amite police HQ: Drugs, weapons stolen in brazen heist; many cases affected

Ross (trusty) had been allowed to help transport drugs to the Police Department's evidence room and therefore knew where they were stored July 23, 2018 An ex-convict raided the Amite Police Department's evidence room this year and carted off a smorgasbord of prescription pills, heroin and other narcotics, internal police records show — a burglary t...

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Guns stolen from evidence room at old Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

"We have 22 guns stolen, along with some narcotics March 7th, 2017 Livingston PARISH, LA - Livingston Parish law enforcement, like many other entities in south Louisiana, has been through the ringer thanks to the August flood. The 911 call center was flooded, as was the prison and the old courthouse building. Apparently, somebody knew not everythin...

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PA ex-recruit gets 6 years in drug plot

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)BYLINE: PETER SAMPSON, For the Star-LedgerPassaic County, NJA former Port Authority police recruit who trained and managed professional boxers was sentenced yesterday to more than six years...

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Phillips charged with drug, theft offenses

Clay County DemocratBy RYAN ROGERS Marmaduke, ARFormer Marmaduke mayor Byron Phillips was arrested Tuesday, June 16, following an investigation of alleged crimes he reportedly committed while in office.Phillips, 42, was arres...

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DA drops drug-dealing charges due to missing evidence

The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)BYLINE: ELIZABETH EVANS The York DispatchWest Manchester Township, PADistrict Attorney Stan Rebert said felony drug-dealing charges against two men have been dismissed because the cocaine evide...

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County Pays Medical Marijuana User $2,000 for New Lamps Following Acquittal

BYLINE: Josh FarleyKitsap County, WAKitsap County cut a $2,000 check Thursday to a medical marijuana user whose lamps for growing pot were destroyed by county officials. Bruce Olson, 55, was acquitted by a jury in March of il...

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Officials return 12 pounds of medical marijuana confiscated from Visalia man

Visalia Times-Delta (California)BYLINE: DAVID CASTELLONTulare County, CAIt was the last thing you'd expect to see outside the Tulare County Courthouse in Visalia: a man and his lawyer carting out glass jars filled with mariju...

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How theft plot unraveled; Officer left trail while stealing drugs

Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)BYLINE: By PAUL BRUBAKERPassaic County, NJGranulated sugar spilling from plastic bags in a police evidence room was just one of the things that unraveled what would have been a perfect crime. S...

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Bratenahl police chief announces retirement; Falzone embroiled in missing-evidence probe

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)BYLINE: Mark Puente and Gabriel BairdBratenahl, OHBratenahl - Embattled Police Chief Paul Falzone retired Tuesday afternoon, two days before a report about guns, drugs and money that went missing under...

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Isle police lose more evidence, forcing delay in some drug cases; Latest incident occurs after clerk was fired in 2008

he Houston ChronicleBYLINE: JENNIFER LATSON, StaffGalveston, TXGALVESTON - Less than a year after guns, drugs and money went missing from a police evidence room, officials discovered more missing evidence this week from the s...

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