Clayton County, GA police burn drugs after audit

Clayton County police say they've burned more than $12 million worth of drugs that had accumulated in their evidence room.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports County police spokeswoman Lt. Tina Daniel says police received a court order from a Superior Court judge to allow them to burn nearly 10,000 pounds of marijuana, crystal meth and other drugs.

Daniel says the action came in response to a recent audit of the department. In criticizing former Police Chief Jeff Turner's management of the department, county Chief of Staff Alex Cohilas described the narcotics evidence room as being "in shambles."

The burn was done with the aid of the Clayton Fire and Emergency Services, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office and the Clayton County District Attorney's Office.