2 sheriff’s employees charged in case of missing evidence

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WICHITA, Kan. — Authorities in Kansas say two former Sedgwick County Sheriff’s employees have been arrested and charged with theft and other counts after an audit uncovered nearly $150,000 missing from the department’s property and evidence holdings. .

The Wichita Eagle reports that former property and evidence technician Marc Gordon was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with felony official misconduct and three misdemeanor counts of theft. On Friday, officials arrested and charged former property and evidence supervisor Robert White with 13 counts, including official misconduct, theft and drug charges.

Investigators say the property stolen included more than $7,700 in cash, more than 5 pounds of cocaine, 235 of units of narcotic and hallucinogenic drugs and several Samurai-style swords.

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