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Last updated 2/11/2021 at 10:03am

Wrongful seizure of property

In November 2018, a whistleblower wrote a letter of concern related to the seizure and sale of property seized in drug busts to commissioners, auditor, and prosecuting attorney of Adams County.

The complaint was subsequently investigated by the State Auditors Office. We obtained a copy of the letter and the auditor’s report. We set about researching the several questions raised as to the ethics and propriety of how our Sheriff’s Office has handled seized property, and whether anyone has wrongly personally benefitted.

The auditor’s Management Letter for A...

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