by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
The Citizen-Times reports that preliminary results of an audit of the Asheville Police Department’s evidence room cannot be divulged yet, as it is part of an ongoing investigation. Of course. What they did report is that $175,000 in funds confiscated from drug cases is footing the bill. The article also revealed some investigators are being paid $85 an hour with some training costs and interviews running around $120 an hour. So far, over 14,000 items have been counted.