NM jail investigation: No crime with drugs in office

A sheriff's office investigation of drugs and other contraband stored in the offices of the Santa Fe County jail administrators has failed to turn up any criminal activity


By Mark Oswald 
Albuquerque Journal 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A sheriff's office investigation of drugs and other contraband stored in the offices of the Santa Fe County jail administrators — a case that became intertwined with a house-cleaning at the jail in which three people were fired — has failed to turn up any criminal activity.

Sheriff Robert Garcia said, "We're talking about more of a protocol and policy and procedure issue" than anything criminal. He said the contraband should have been destroyed if it couldn't be tied to a particular inmate or employee or used as evidence for a criminal prosecution.

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