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Former Weber County evidence tech accused of stealing drugs

August 22, 2018

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A former Weber County Sheriff’s Office evidence technician has been accused of eating methamphetamine from an evidence locker.

The Standard-Examiner reports that 48-year-old Candice Barbara Follum was formally charged Tuesday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with 20 counts of altering public records and 20 counts of possession or use of a controlled substance.

Her initial court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Sheriff’s officials say Follum was found under the influence of methamphetamine while on duty last December in the evidence room.

She was suspended and later fired.

Investigators say Follum allegedly admitted she had become addicted to meth while working for the sheriff’s office and had been stealing drugs from evidence for about three years.

According to court documents, Follum says she ingested the meth by eating it.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

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