Accession Number:

ADA371041

Title:

Seized Drugs and Weapons: DEA Needs to Improve Certain Physical Safeguards and Strength Accountability

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This report focuses on DEAs controls over seized drugs and weapons. There is an inherent risk of theft, misuse, and loss of drugs and weapons due to the fact that such evidence typically has a market or street value. In addition, evidence can remain in DEA custody for significant amounts of time due to long-term investigations. Another factor increasing the risk is changes in the custody of the evidence as DEA often conducts its operations with other law enforcement agencies, which can result in evidence being transferred from one agency to another.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE