Reidsville Police Department loses evidence

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Evidence from at least 46 cases at the Reidsville Police Department has gone missing, including weapons, drugs, money, ammunition and counterfeit cash, according to the Reidsville Review.

The paper reported that the missing evidence resulted in two of the cases being dismissed and an officer resigning.

The missing evidence was reportedly found by a 2011 internal audit and involved cases from the past decade. One of the cases happened a year after the audit and involved a missing crack pipe.

Reidsville Police Chief Charlie Dennis has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the missing evidence.

The city of Reidsville hired an outside consultant in February to conduct a new evidence audit. That audit has not been completed.

Read full story: The Reidsville Review