Georgia Police Dept. Burns $12 Million in Drugs

Published January 13, 2010

A police department near Atlanta, whose evidence room was found to be “in shambles,” burned about $12 million in drugs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Clayton County Police Department acquired a court order that allowed it to burn 10,000 pounds of marijuana, crystal meth and other drugs, spokesman Lt. Tina Daniel told the newspaper.

"This is in response to the audit of the police department," Daniel said.

The Journal-Constitution reports that “as part of a scathing indictment of former Police Chief Jeff Turner's management of the department, county Chief of Staff Alex Cohilas cited a narcotics evidence room that was ‘in shambles.’”

"This is just a small part of the police department's aggressive efforts to fight illegal drug use and sales in Clayton County," police chief Timothy Robinson said.

Written by <P>By BET.com Staff</P>

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