On Monday, June 2, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office concluded an audit of drug evidence scheduled for destruction.
This type of audit is conducted semiannually prior to the destruction of drug evidence that is no longer required for trials. The inspection is conducted by a member of the Sheriff’s command staff, the evidence custodians and a representative of the State Attorney’s Office.
Today’s inspection involved 33 boxes containing 1045 pieces of evidence from 521 cases from the year 2010. No irregularities were discovered and the evidence was sealed awaiting destruction at an undisclosed time and place for security reasons.
The destruction will be witnessed by a representative of the State Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office personnel.