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DSP Investigating Compromised Drug Evidence

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WILMINGTON, Del. - A criminal investigation is now underway, after drug evidence was apparently compromised after being submitted for analysis.

The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigative Unit and Delaware Attorney General's Office say about a month ago they started  investigating, after drug evidence submitted for analysis to the Controlled Substances Lab at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was apparently compromised after being returned to the submitting police agencies. Officials say those compromises include drug evidence being missing, substituted, or tampered with.

DSP and the Department of Justice say they did an internal audit of police evidence lockers, and found discrepancies among several Delaware law enforcement agencies that had sent evidence to the OCME Controlled Substances Lab.

Police say that The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is fully cooperating in the investigation, and that all drug evidence has been secured. At this time, drug analysis at the Controlled Substances Lab has reportedly been discontinued, but the rest of the office is fully functioning.

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