Former Merkel PD Chief charged with tampering with evidence

Chief allegedly took $867 out of the evidence vault July 18, 2018 ABILENE, TX — More information about allegations against the former Merkel Chief of Police has been revealed in the latest court documents recently obtained by KXVA FOX15. The documents state that 40-year-old Christopher Ortiz, who has been the Merkel Chief of Police since 2014, know...

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Former Dickinson County officer sentenced for theft

​Pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for stealing more than $22,000 in cash that had been seized as evidence July 11, 2018 ABILENE — Gregory R. Swanson, a former lieutenant with the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, expressed remorse before being sentenced for felony theft Wednesday in Dickinson County District Court. In April, Swanson, 49...

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Crime lab chemist charged in federal court with stealing alprazolam

The crime lab gets federal money, so stealing evidence from the lab is a federal crime. June 25, 2018 A former chemist at the Allegheny County Crime Lab has been charged with stealing alprazolam, the active ingredient in Xanax, that had been seized as evidence in a federal drug investigation. Matthew Ieraci, 28, of Baldwin Borough, was federally ch...

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