Police tested on lost drugs

Full story: Lowell Sun 170
With time running out, police have turned to lie-detector tests to find out who was behind the disappearance of $80,000 in marijuana stored as evidence behind the old police station in 2003. Full Story
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jon

Boston, MA

#1 Feb 2, 2009
Time to run piggys run i say!!!
it is what it is

Lowell, MA

#3 Feb 2, 2009
it about time they crack down on these crooked cop of the LPD they probably sold it back to the street like they alway do
Nicole

Gloucester, MA

#4 Feb 2, 2009
there are so many dirty cops. the drugs are most likely being used to set people up! thats how a few of the head detectives like to work. now its gonna finally catch up with them...
Frank

Lowell, MA

#5 Feb 2, 2009
it is what it is wrote:
it about time they crack down on these crooked cop of the LPD they probably sold it back to the street like they alway do
Might be time to go back to school and learn to read there putz.
WOW

Braintree, MA

#6 Feb 2, 2009
How on earth could they allow Al Donovan to head this Investigation. He cannot even keep his own department in line. Not only that but he covered up his brother in law's rape of a family member! THIS IS UNREAL!!!!
Confused

Melrose, MA

#8 Feb 2, 2009
This is why effectively run police departments do monthly random item audits of their evidence lockers and a 100% audit every time the primary custodian changes. Their inability to find this item is disgusting - but I am more concerned about what else is missing? More drugs? Guns? Money? Jewelry? Big screen TV's?
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#9 Feb 2, 2009
Itis amazing the statue of limitations are coming soon. This tells alot about these cops out there. I wonder if it was the ex chief Panas. I am sure we will never find out
Jason 978

Chelmsford, MA

#10 Feb 2, 2009
Wow 6 years and they still dont know who did it, and this was in their station. Come on you know that no one is going to go to persion for this, in to monts the statute of limitations is over and they cant charge anyone.
fedup

Lowell, MA

#11 Feb 2, 2009
Gee, when the retired lieutenant was asking innocent people to take a lie detector test I bet he had a different attitude toward the test than he does now that he is on he "taking" end! Totally disgusting!!
PUNKZZZ

Avon, CT

#12 Feb 2, 2009
Smoking the reefer, telling lies...Clean it up!! Strap on the gear and answer the questions truthfully, like men. Don't be afraid to use your own equipment that you use to determine guilt in other police cases involving members of the public. This is BULL!!!
How come

Randolph, MA

#13 Feb 2, 2009
How come they never tell who they initially seized the drugs off of?
How come its always the Dracut cops they question?
If someone on the street lost that much drugs, wouldnt they eventually have to pay back whoever they got the drugs from. Thus, why not try to steal back the drugs they lost from the cops seizing.
Unless Dracut knows something else?
POLYGRAPH AL

Lowell, MA

#14 Feb 2, 2009
I see Al Donovan has alot of faith in the polygraph test, has he offered to take one regarding the rape he attempted to cover up?

Since: Aug 08

Lowell

#15 Feb 2, 2009
it is what it is wrote:
it about time they crack down on these crooked cop of the LPD they probably sold it back to the street like they alway do
It's not the LPD moron...its Dracut
Mike

Dracut, MA

#16 Feb 2, 2009
If I were the Dracut Police I wouldn't take a lie detector test. Think about the real world of jobs. Would you be subjected to a lie detector test if something went wrong in your office or buisness. I don't believe so. Just because the cops we hold them to a different standard and try to open them up to crazy ideas of testing. I guess we should give them a lie detector every time someone gets arrested to make sure they're telling the truth. At what point to do we put our trust in them and let them do their jobs without all the scrutiny. I know all cops aren't squeaky clean but you shouldn't have to constantly have to prove your not thru the public. It seems like some of you may have been on the other side of the law and are now pissed that you got arrested.
George Maschke

Zoetermeer, Netherlands

#17 Feb 2, 2009
Just a small correction: while AntiPolygraph.org 's public voice mail and fax number is in the Seattle area, I'm presently working overseas, in The Netherlands.
jht

United States

#18 Feb 2, 2009
uh oh curruption in the white town such a tragedy.....
jon

Boston, MA

#19 Feb 2, 2009
Mike wrote:
If I were the Dracut Police I wouldn't take a lie detector test. Think about the real world of jobs. Would you be subjected to a lie detector test if something went wrong in your office or buisness. I don't believe so. Just because the cops we hold them to a different standard and try to open them up to crazy ideas of testing. I guess we should give them a lie detector every time someone gets arrested to make sure they're telling the truth. At what point to do we put our trust in them and let them do their jobs without all the scrutiny. I know all cops aren't squeaky clean but you shouldn't have to constantly have to prove your not thru the public. It seems like some of you may have been on the other side of the law and are now pissed that you got arrested.
um they stole or let someone steal $80k worth of weed, they should have been detained on the spot years ago you moron. they get away with far too much as it is its time internal investigations starts looking into these so called officers of the law. corruption is very bad around here and should not be tolerated.
Highland Girl

Woburn, MA

#20 Feb 2, 2009
it is what it is wrote:
it about time they crack down on these crooked cop of the LPD they probably sold it back to the street like they alway do
LDP ?? This is happening in Dracut
Gloria Groover

Sacramento, CA

#21 Feb 2, 2009
Mike wrote:
If I were the Dracut Police I wouldn't take a lie detector test. Think about the real world of jobs. Would you be subjected to a lie detector test if something went wrong in your office or buisness. I don't believe so. Just because the cops we hold them to a different standard and try to open them up to crazy ideas of testing. I guess we should give them a lie detector every time someone gets arrested to make sure they're telling the truth. At what point to do we put our trust in them and let them do their jobs without all the scrutiny. I know all cops aren't squeaky clean but you shouldn't have to constantly have to prove your not thru the public. It seems like some of you may have been on the other side of the law and are now pissed that you got arrested.
Like any police department, they have the publics trust until they abuse it.
Abuse it and lose it, pal.
Crooked cops are everywhere, and this Dracut guy sounds like a class "A" LO-SAH!
Mike

Dracut, MA

#22 Feb 2, 2009
jon wrote:
<quoted text>
um they stole or let someone steal $80k worth of weed, they should have been detained on the spot years ago you moron. they get away with far too much as it is its time internal investigations starts looking into these so called officers of the law. corruption is very bad around here and should not be tolerated.
I don't know what happens in Turner Falls wherever the hell that is, but they have looked into it. They are still looking into it as we speak. My point is that you shouldn't have to be subjected to a polygraph every time the public thinks they deserve one. There is no proof that a police officer was involved at all so let's skip the burden of proof and go right to a polygraph every time. It's ridiculous. It also sets precedent for future problems if any should occur.

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