Report: Missing Drug Evidence Never Recovered From New York State Police Barracks

CBS New York

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Unanswered questions linger in the scandal of missing evidence involving illicit and prescription drugs at a New York State Police barracks in Hawthorne.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, what happened here at the State Police Troop K barracks in Hawthorne is still a bit of a mystery.

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In 2011, some evidence went missing, including lost or stolen cocaine, prescription painkillers and marijuana, according to the Albany Times Union.

State police opened an intense two-year internal investigation but the drugs were never recovered.

In addition, no state police were charged and no supervisors were disciplined.

Some prosecutions might have been jeopardized as a result of the missing evidence, Adams reported.

The paper fought hard for the release of heavily redacted documents and received others from…

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