A former detective in the Colchester Police Department in Vermont has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole drugs and a gun from an evidence room.
Tyler Kinney, of Jericho, is charged with stealing the evidence, including heroin, and giving it to a felon. Since his arrest, he has completed a three-week drug rehabilitation program. He has resigned from the job he held for 12 years.
WPTZ-TV reports that Kinney's lawyer entered not guilty pleas on his behalf in U.S. District court on Wednesday.
As a result of the charges, the Chittenden County state's attorney has dismissed several drug charges against suspects because evidence was missing or compromised.