Former Asheville police evidence manager to be sentenced

Carolina Public Press reports: Lee Smith, the Asheville Police Department’s longtime evidence manager who resigned under a cloud of suspicion in early 2011 and last year pleaded guilty to stealing drug evidence, will be sentenced Tuesday, June 17, according to the federal prosecutor’s office in Charlotte.

In an interview this week with Carolina Public Press, Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore reiterated that, as promised, he will release the contested audit of the APD’s evidence room, which might show the full extent of what was stolen from the room, once Smith is sentenced. … “I’m going to give it to you exactly how I got it,” he said.

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