- Associated Press - Thursday, May 10, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Northern Utah prosecutors are trying to determine which of their pending cases may have to be dismissed because a sheriff’s evidence room technician was using methamphetamine at work.

Weber County Attorney Christopher Allred told The Salt Lake Tribune that he believes that most of the meth that was tampered with belonged to cases that were adjudicated but his office is trying to review how issues with other evidence will affect cases.

He says some cases have already been dismissed but did not know how many.

An investigation found that the now-fired technician appeared high on methamphetamine at work, the evidence room was often a mess and the lock on the room’s door was broken.

Defense attorney Randy Richards handles cases in the county and says everything in the evidence room is now suspect and could be challenged in court.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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