There’s more turmoil at the Lee, Massachusetts, police department. State investigators are looking into the theft of evidence, only months after the town’s former chief went to federal prison on an unrelated charge.
According to the Berkshire County District Attorney’s office, $1,400 was discovered stolen in late July from the Lee Police evidence locker, along with drugs from a drop box. The money has since been returned.
One of the officers in charge of evidence resigned shortly after checking into drug rehab last month. He has not been charged in the case and the DA’s office says he is cooperating. The investigation continues into the thefts.
Lee’s Police Department has been the center of controversy in recent years: Former Chief Joseph Buffis was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison, after an extortion conviction.