PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – The Pueblo County sheriff says the head of the department’s evidence and property section has resigned amid an investigation into missing cash.

Sheriff Kirk Taylor told the Pueblo Chieftain Friday that Tara Adame had resigned earlier this month.

Taylor says she is a person of interest in the investigation and hasn’t been arrested or charged.

No phone listing could be found for her. The Chieftain says she couldn’t be reached for comment Friday.

Taylor says “a substantial amount of cash” is missing from the department’s evidence section, including $400 from a homicide case. The exact total hasn’t been released.

Taylor says prescription drugs may also be missing.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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