Police investigate missing evidence

January 29, 2009 1:03:25 PM PST
The Galveston Police Department is giving some of its own employees lie detector tests after some drugs couldn't be accounted for in the property room.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

A police officer conducting a routine audit found drug evidence missing from the property room this week. That has led to an internal investigation.

Authorities say some of the missing evidence is connected to pending cases. Staff members are being interviewed and given lie detector tests.

Last year, theft of evidence from the property room led to the dismissal of 16 criminal cases.

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