Drugs and old military cases destroyed in Onslow County

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Drugs and evidence from old military cases have been destroyed in one Eastern Carolina county.

Onslow County deputies helped Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point destroy evidence from old cases earlier this week. According to North Carolina General Statutes, evidence can be destroyed once a case goes to court and a judge authorizes it.

In this situation, deputies destroyed evidence with a drug burn. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office CSI Unit burned drugs, drug paraphernalia, and evidence with a portable in-house drug disposal unit.

The system was donated to the Sheriff's Office about four years ago from the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention.