Drug Task Force Audit Finds Cash, Evidence Missing

GREENEVILLE PUBLISHING COMPANY, The Greeneville Sun, greenevillesun.comBYLINE: KEN LITTLE STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleGreeneville, TNDist. Attorney Bell Says His Office Had To Dismiss 3 Felony Drug CasesAn audit of the Third J...

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Southboro's cache of seized drugs stretches back to 1992


BYLINE: Shaun Sutner TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleSouthboro, MAWATCHDOGSouthboro Police Chief Jane Moran says she has been directed by town officials to defer to a lawyer for the town on all ma...

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Carolina Public Press: New Asheville police evidence manager sizes up ‘huge undertaking’

Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jon EllistonTim Scapin Performance ReviewsAsheville, FLWritten by Jon Elliston on June 19, 2013 in APD Evidence-Room Audit, Buncombe, Crime and Justice, Documents, Information, Spec...

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13 guns used as evidence stolen from Cebu court

INQUIRER.net, newsinfo.inquirer.netBYLINE: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer VisayasCebu City, PhilippinesCEBU CITY—Thirteen firearms that are being kept as evidence have been stolen inside a court here.An inventory made by Lys...

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Newport Office Evidence Technician Arrested Following Alleged Theft Of Cash From Evidence Room

Albany Tribune, albanytribune.comBYLINE: Albany TribuneNewport, ORPaula Diane BellOregon State Police (OSP) arrested one of their evidence technicians Wednesday following the alleged theft of money from the Department’s evide...

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Defense attorney: Ex - Pa. judge cooperating with investigators in cocaine evidence theft case

The Republic, therepublic.comBYLINE: JOE MANDAK Associated PressWashington, PAFormer Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky heads into Washington County Court in Washington, Pa. on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Online court records ...

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Former drug agent sentenced to 14 years in prison

The Fresno Bee, cbs8.comBYLINE: The Associated PressOakland, CAOAKLAND, Calif. -- A disgraced former head of an elite Northern California drug task force was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilt...

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Former state trooper faces additional charges

KNOE 8 News, knoe.comMonroe, LAMONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A former state trooper arrested back in March of this year, has now been rearrested on additional charges.As part of an ongoing investigation, Ronald Thomas was rear...

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West Valley City may refile dismissed felonies as misdemeanors

The Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.comBYLINE: Janelle Stecklein | The Salt Lake Tribune, Lake County, UTReview » Some of nearly 100 dismissed felony cases could be refiled in court as misdemeanors; attorn...

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Marin drug squad tightens evidence handling policies after ordering audit

Marin Independent Journal, marinij.comBYLINE: Gary Klien, County, CAMarin County's drug squad has tightened its evidence handling policies in the aftermath of allegations that a former detective used c...

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Property Room Supervisor Accused of Theft No Stranger To Trouble


Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS News, local12.comHamilton County, OHMichael Esposito, property room supervisor for the Hamilton County Sheriff, is accused of stealing from the property room. (Hamilton County Sheriff, WKRC-TV) T...

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Fayette Co. DARE Officer Resigns Amid Questions About Funds, Missing Property

WBNS-TV, 10tv.comFayette County, OHCOLUMBUS, Ohio - A DARE officer and deputy in Fayette County has resigned after being interviewed over a fund discrepancy and missing items from a property room.Deputy Dennis Cotner cited "p...

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Union: Drugs missing from Southampton Police Department

Newsday, newsday.comBYLINE: DAVID M. SCHWARTZ, , NYSouthampton Town Police Department in Hampton Bays. (May 17, 2012) Photo credit: Randee DaddonaCrack, marijuana, prescription painkillers...

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State police: Sergeant arrested for selling large amounts of cocaine

WWL-TV, Inc., wwltv.comBaton Rouge, LABATON ROUGE, La. -- A Louisiana State Police sergeant is behind bars after allegedly selling large amounts of cocaine and taking evidence, according to Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintend...

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Former APD evidence room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs

Mountain Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesAsheville, NCWilliam Lee Smith, the former evidence room manager, showing citizens around the room in 2009.Former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager William Lee...

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Ex-SF crime lab tech accused of taking cocaine from lab pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft

FOX News Network, LLC, foxnews.comBYLINE: Associated PressSan Francisco, CASAN FRANCISCO – A former San Francisco police technician accused of skimming cocaine from a crime lab pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor theft.De...

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Deputy Pleads Guilty In Painkiller Theft At Jail

CBS 62 Detroit, detroit.cbslocal.comSt. Joseph County, MIPAW PAW (WWJ/AP) - A sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan who authorities say stole a prescription pain reliever from a jail while on duty has pleaded guilty in th...

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IMPD Officer David Bisard trial date set for Oct. 15th

WorldNow and WTHR 13, wthr.comIndianapolis, INDavid BisardNDIANAPOLIS - Suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard will go on trial for his role in a deadly 2010 crash in October.An Allen County judge set the tr...

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Washington County sheriff's deputy charged in theft from drug takeback program

The Star Tribune, BYLINE: Kevin Giles, Reporter | East Metro, to ArticleWashington County, MNThe Oakdale man who is facing three felony counts stole prescription pills from drug takeback program, ch...

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Officer Pleads Guilty

The Post-Journal, post-journal.comBYLINE: Michael Rukavina (), The Post-Journal Jamestown, NYCity Detective Pleads Guilty In Evidence Tampering CaseA 14-year veteran of the City of Jamestown Police D...

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8News Investigates: Do Police Agencies Comply With Drug Destruction Laws?

Young Broadcasting of Richmond, WorldNow and WRIC, ABC 8News, wric.comRichmond, VARichmond, VA—Virginia law requires illegal drugs and paraphernalia seized by law enforcement officials to be destroyed. But after several offic...

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Investigators probe cash missing from Hollywood Police Department’s evidence room

The Miami Herald, miamiherald.comBYLINE: JULIE K. BROWN, CARLI TEPROFF AND MELISSA SANCHEZ, , FLNevins in '94 copy / Hollywood Police DepartmentBroward County and state law enforcement authoriti...

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Ga. deputy sentenced for trading stolen drugs

Gwinnett Daily Post, gwinnettdailypost.comBYLINE: Associated PressTattnall County, GASTATESBORO — Officials in the U.S. Attorney's office say a former Tattnall County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nine years in priso...

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Former Hawkins deputy sentenced on theft charges

WorldNow and WATE, wate.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleHawkins County, TN ROGERSVILLE (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy to 10 years in prison on 75 theft-related charges.The ...

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Former Hawkins detective begins 10-year sentence

The Kingsport Times-News, timesnews.netBYLINE: Jeff BoboLink to ArticleHawkins County, TNBRAD DEPEWROGERSVILLE — Former narcotic detective Brad Depew spent his first night in jail Friday since pleading guilty on July 30 to 75...

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Woman pleads guilty in evidence room case

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, bdtonline.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren For the Daily TelegraphLink to ArticleBeckley, WVBLUEFIELD — Gabriella Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Faber to obtaining a quantity ...

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Trooper charged with stealing $3,700 from dying man was captured on dash camera

Hearst Communications Inc., Connecticut Post, ctpost.comBYLINE: Daniel Tepfer, , CTAaron Huntsman, a state trooper, was arrested after police said he took a chain and cash from the dead victim of a...

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Former Montco cop jailed for using informants to buy drugs

The Mercury, pottsmerc.comBYLINE: Carl Hessler Jr., to ArticleHatboro, PANORRISTOWN – A former Hatboro detective is headed to jail, finding himself on the other end of the law for stealing cash and ...

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Former evidence custodian gets six months for theft

Ledger-Enquirer, ledger-enquirer.comBYLINE: JIM MUSTIANLink to ArticleFort Benning, GAA former evidence custodian with the military police was sentenced last week to six months in federal prison for stealing about $1,300 that...

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Ex detective faces misconduct charge

LIN Television Corporation, WIVB 4, wivb.comBYLINE: Emily Lenihan Link to ArticleJamestown, NYDet. resigns in tampering investigationJAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A veteran Jamestown police detective, who resigned in the wake of a...

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Probe into theft of 1,400 Oxycodone pills from Palm Beach County Clerk’s evidence room ends with no arrests

The Palm Beach Post, palmbeachpost.comBYLINE: Daphne Duret, Palm Beach Post Staff WriterLink to ArticlePalm Beach County, FLProsecutors have closed an investigation into the theft of pain pills from the Palm Beach County Cler...

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FDLE: Ormond evidence tech cleared in theft

The Daytona Beach Jews Journal, news-journalonline.comBYLINE: Chris Graham, STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleOrmond Beach, FLORMOND BEACH — State investigators have dropped their investigation into allegations of mismanagement and ...

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POLICE ROOM BURGLARIZED

WCHS-TV8, wchstv.comBYLINE: Tiersa Davis Web Producer: Jeff MorrisLink to ArticleRitchie County, WVState Police Investigate Evidence Room BurglaryEyewitness News PhotoAuthorities are investigating to determine who may have st...

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Junkie NYPD officer Nicholas Mina pleads guilty to stealing guns from station, selling them to dealer

NY Daily News, nydailynews.comBYLINE: Janon Fisher / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSLink to ArticleEast Village, NYMina was so deep in debt to his drug dealer that he stole 4 loaded weapons and a bulletproof vest to support habitHe's tra...

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Bridgeville Police Officer Charged With Theft

Delmarva Broadcasting Company, Delaware 105.9, delaware1059.comBYLINE: Richard Deaver Jr. Link to ArticleBridgeville, DEThe Attorney General's Office announced today that an investigation into currency missing from the Bridge...

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Ex-officer indicted for theft

Union Leader Corp., unionleader.comBYLINE: JAMES A. KIMBLE, Union Leader CorrespondentLink to ArticleAuburn, NHNovember 09. 2012 9:21PMBRENTWOOD - Auburn police stumbled upon a theft allegedly committed by one of their own ea...

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Beckley police evidence technician charged in missing drugs

The Staate Journal, statejournal.comBYLINE: Andrea LannomLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe U.S. Attorney's office recently charged a former Beckley Police Department evidence technician after prescription pills went missing from ...

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Former Beckley PD technician charged, agrees to plead guilty to stealing narcotics from evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald ReporterLink to ArticleBeckley, WVU.S. District Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Friday morning that criminal charges have been filed against Gabriella...

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Co-workers: We worried about Mass. chemist's work


The Associated Press, Yahoo! - ABC News Network, yahoo.comBYLINE: BRIDGET MURPHY | Associated PressLink to ArticleBoston, MADavid Meier, right, special consul to the Governor appointed to lead the review of drug convictions w...

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'Dirty DUIs' private investigator gets 8 years

The Huffington Post, huffingtonpost.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleOakland, CAOAKLAND, Calif. — A disgraced former California police officer involved in the sensational "Dirty DUIs" scandal in which he acknowle...

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Berwick officer charged in drug evidence thefts

The Citizens' Voice, citizensvoice.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleBerwick, PAA former Berwick police officer regularly raided the department's evidence room to feed a heroin addiction, swiping hypodermic needles and hundreds of pa...

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DA: Detective Stole, Used Prescriptions Drugs Stored In Evidence

WKBW News, wkbw.comBYLINE: Rachel ElzufonLink to ArticleOne VideoJamestown, NYJAMESTOWN, NY (WKBW) - Accusations against a Jamestown police detective have cast doubt on hundreds of cases.Now, investigators must be prepared to...

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Sullivan deputy charged with stealing pills from evidence locker

Times Herald-Record, recordonline.comBYLINE: Victor Whitman, Times Herald-RecordLink to ArticleSullivan County, NYMONTICELLO - A veteran Sullivan County sheriff’s deputy was charged with a felony Wednesday after an internal a...

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Cops: Former Davenport police employee stole gun from department

Orlando Sentinel, orlandosentinel.comBYLINE: Susan Jacobson, Orlando SentinelLink to ArticleDavenport, FLA former Davenport police evidence custodian was arrested Friday after investigators said she stole a gun from the agenc...

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Freeburg officers fired, some citizens standing by them

KSDK-TV, ksdk.comBYLINE: Casey NolenLink to ArticleOne VideoFreeburg, ILFreeburg, IL (KSDK) - Two Freeburg, Illinois police officers are out of a job for allegedly breaking at least the rules and possibly the law.The evidence...

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Portales PD says they are headed in the right direction


WorldNow, KFDA News Channel 10, newschannel10.comBYLINE: Eric RossLink to ArticlePortales, NM Portales, New Mexico- The Portales Police Department is opening up to NewsChannel 10 and admitting their flaws outlined in a recent...

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Ex-Hatboro officer pleads guilty to stealing evidence

Philly.com, philly.comBYLINE: Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleHatboro, PAA former detective sergeant in the Hatboro Police Department on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing firearms, cash, and narcotics fro...

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What is the Evidence Locker Really All About?

WorldNow, 59 NEWS, WVNS-TV, wvnstv.comBYLINE: Lauren Weppler, AnchorLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe Beckley Police Department is currently under an internal audit after its evidence technician, Gabriella Brown, was placed on me...

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Hundreds of drug cases affected by compromised BPD evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter, to ArticleRaleigh County, WVRaleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Keller has confirmed that any drug-r...

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Ex-Hawkins County deputy pleads guilty in missing evidence case

WorldNow and WATE, wate.comBYLINE: Link to ArticleHawkins County, TNBrad Depew em>(source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)ROGERSVILLE (WATE) - A former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Monday to several charges...

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