Audit Says Officers Stole Drugs and Money

But it was just lying there!


WEST VALLEY CITY — Narcotics officers from the West Valley Police Department stole money and other items from vehicles they seized and may have taken drugs and money confiscated during arrests, an internal audit found.

"We may have missing drugs and money that are associated with this investigation," West Valley City Manager Wayne Pyle said Friday.

The announcement of six "areas of potential problems" came as the embattled police department has faced criticism for several weeks over corruption allegations — particularly within the Neighborhood Narcotics Unit, which was disbanded in December.