• Report: Southborough police hold drugs for years


    SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A published report says the Southborough Police Department has stockpiled hundreds of seized drugs from as far back as 1992.

    The Telegram & Gazette reported on Sunday that seized evidence samples being kept at the police station include heroin, cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy, prescription medications OxyContin, Vicodin and Xanax and paraphernalia such as crack pipes and grinders.

    The newspaper said it obtained a list of 745 seized items in an open records request.

    Chief Jane Moran referred questions to a lawyer for the town.

    The town's labor counsel, Joshua R. Coleman, said police officials earlier this month submitted a request to the district attorney to destroy 386 pieces of evidence. He says 162 items are related to open cases, including non-criminal marijuana citations. .

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