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Hawthorne Trooper Drug Scandal Reportedly Kept Secret

State Police allegedly kept the loss or theft of drugs and evidence from the Hawthorne barracks under wraps.
State Police allegedly kept the loss or theft of drugs and evidence from the Hawthorne barracks under wraps. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police reportedly kept quiet about drugs and other evidence that was lost out of the Hawthorne barracks in 2011, according to the Albany Times Union.

A spokesperson denied that any drug evidence was lost, but records obtained by the Times Union revealed cocaine, marijuana and prescription painkillers were either lost or stolen.

The missing evidence led to a two-year investigation that resulted in rescinded arrest warrants and recommendations to vacate prosecutions, the Times Union reported.

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