(5) Negotiable instruments and other documents obtained from a person
will be returned to the rightful owner. If the owner does not want this, the
items will be destroyed.
(6) Known document standards will be released to the agency, or person
from whom received, or the rightful owner. If their return is not desired, the
items will be destroyed.
(7) Exemplars and other documents not of value to the person or agency
from whom received will be destroyed.
(8) Some items of personal property belonging to deceased or missing
Army personnel. These will be released to the summary court officer who will
make final disposition. He will do so in accordance with AR 600-8-1.
(9) Controlled substances will be destroyed in the presence of a CID
agent, a soldier E6 or above or a civilian in the grade of GS 7 or equivalent.
The method of destruction will preferably be burning. If this isn't possible,
a method that will render the substance forever useless will be used.
(10) Normally, counterfeit US currency or coins and counterfeiting
equipment will be released to the nearest office of the US Secret Service
If the incident occurs outside the jurisdiction of the US, the
counterfeit items would be released to the nearest USSS representative.
(a) US Government firearms and ammunition held as evidence will be
returned to the proper military organization.
If the unit cannot be
identified, they will be released to the installation accountable officer.
Release will be done in accordance with paragraph 2-5q, AR 710-2.
(b) All privately owned firearms illegal to possess and/or those used
or intended to be used to commit a crime are to be held as evidence. Upon SJA
approval, disposition of firearms are forwarded to USACIL.
ammunition, carrying cases, or holster type items will be forwarded to
(c) Sometimes personal weapons, lawful to own and possess, have been
impounded for minor infractions. One example would be failure to register in
accordance with local regulations.
Such weapons must be returned to the
First; local regulation requirements must have been met.
Second, the item is no longer needed for evidence.
(12) Some US postal money orders are not identifiable as the personal
property of a specific person.
Such money orders will be forwarded to the
Military Money Order division, Postal Data Center, P.O. Box 14971, St Louis, MO
the case number and date of final ROI. It should also include offense(s), and
complete identification of both the subject and victim. The letter will also
include a statement that data about the ROI or MP report may