Authorities say marijuana that was meant to be used as evidence in a Long Island drug case and was shipped via FedEx disappeared during shipment. Someone apparently opened the box, removed the contents, then resealed the package.
CBS New York spoke to a member of a committee that is investigating problems at the Nassau County Crime Lab:
“It just calls into question the propriety of dealing with a common carrier, like FedEx, for purposes of delivering evidence. Perhaps a better course of action would be to use an employee of the police department or the county.”
FedEx is investigating the possible theft, as is the district attorney’s office.
Marijuana In Long Island Drug Case Disappears During Transport [CBS New York]