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Audit: Guns, drug evidence missing from Wilson sheriff's office

Posted July 29, 2011

— An audit found that guns and drugs supposed to be held as evidence are missing from the Wilson County Sheriff's office, according to a report released this week.

Sixteen guns, cocaine, marjiuana, a suspected bone fragment, a blood sample and pulled head hairs were listed as evidence in a database but couldn't be located, the audit found.

Four cases with questionable evidence were turned over to the Wilson County District Attorney's Office, which could sent them to the state Bureau of Investigation for further review.

The audit covered 2007-2011, years in which the sheriff's office was run by former Sheriff Wayne Gay.

Current Sheriff Calvin Woodard, who defeated Gay in last year's election, requested the audit once he took office. The audit was conducted by Eastern Forensic Consulting Inc. of Greenville.


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  • JustALocal Jul 29, 2011

    Wayne Gay's nephews were recently arrested for drug possession charges... hmmm...

  • gallbury Jul 29, 2011

    As a resident of Wilson Co. I have the upmost respect for Calvin Woodard's efforts at cleaning up the sheriff's dept. Personally, I believe the corruption of Wayne Gay's tenure will come out, and hopefully he will held accountable.

  • twc Jul 29, 2011

    Keepin it Reel in NC, I was confused for a moment, I thought theresafarmer was a woman. I guess it's the government alright.

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Jul 29, 2011

    @theresafarmer, no wonder you aren't married! No one can make you happy!! Have a great weekend!
    Glenn Miller
    July 29, 2011 12:30 p.m.
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    Maybe he just doesnt believe he needs a piece of paper from the governemnt saying he is committed to someone. Marriage. I love the masses! What else do you need the government to confirm for you?

  • IBleedRedandWhite Jul 29, 2011

    Could they have possibly used the drugs and guns in undercover stings where they pose as dealers to nab bad guys and they are either classified in other cases or somehow "slipped through the cracks?"

    Hopefully if worse comes to worse danunger is correct that just a few crooked cops took the guns and drugs and have them and did not try to sell them back for a little extra profit on the side.

  • grnpnd7 Jul 29, 2011

    And this audit only covered 4 years; why haven't Wilson County Sheriff's dept ever had an auction? Recovered stolen property, etc...where is it? What about the past 20 years or more?

  • grnpnd7 Jul 29, 2011

    Please folks this isn't the place for an arguement. The facts can and will speak for themselves.

  • Glenn Miller Jul 29, 2011

    @theresafarmer, no wonder you aren't married! No one can make you happy!! Have a great weekend!

  • danunger Jul 29, 2011

    My curiosity is what type of guns.....hopefully it was a couple of crooked cops that have them in their house (IA guys) and they're not sold back to the bad guys.

  • tsquaring Jul 29, 2011

    someone is about to lose a job.