Controlled Substances. Controlled substances will be destroyed in the presence of a witness who is a CID special
agent, a soldier in the grade E6 or above, or a civilian in the grade of GS-7 or above. The witness must not be
involved in the chain of custody. Destruction will be by burning or by a method that will make it permanently
Counterfeits and Equipment. Normally, counterfeit currency and coins and counterfeiting equipment will be
released to the nearest office of the US Secret Service (USSS). Unless the USSS directs otherwise, evidence of
this type seized in the Far East will be sent to the USSS office in Hawaii. Evidence seized in Europe, Africa, or
the Middle East will be sent to the USSS representative, US Embassy, Paris, France. Evidence seized in the
Caribbean Sea and Central and South America areas will be sent to the USSS office in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
Disposal of counterfeiting equipment should be coordinated with the supporting USSS office before release.
Firearms and Ammunition. US Government firearms and ammunition kept as evidence will be returned to the
proper military unit. If the unit cannot be identified, firearms and ammunition will be released to the installation
accountable officer per AR 710-2.
Contraband, firearms, and ammunition kept as evidence will be released to the USACIL. Coordinations must be
made with the USACIL prior to transmitting the evidence.
Legal personal weapons impounded for minor infractions must be returned to the rightful owner when the
requirements have been met and they are no longer needed as evidence.
When evidence is of obvious value and the owner is unknown, or cannot be located, it will be turned in to the
DRMO according to DOD 4160.21-M. Items with No Owner and No Value. Items of evidence, found at crime
scene that have no known owner and are of no value will be destroyed. These are items like match books and
bottles. Crushing, burning, or other methods will be used to render the items useless and harmless.
Money without an Owner. When the owner of money is not known or cannot be located after reasonable
attempts, the money will be turned in to a US Army Finance Officer. A DD Form 1131 (Cash Collection
Voucher) will be used. A copy of the DD Form 1131 will be attached to the original custody document.
Miscellaneous. Post exchange items, commissary items, and items illegally introduced into a host country that are
connected with black market, customs, and postal investigations will be disposed of according to local
regulations, status of forces agreements, and law or customs of the host country.
Limitation .0015 Contingency Funds (CID funds) held as evidence will be disposed of per AR 195-4. CID funds
that no longer have value as evidence will be promptly deposited with the local finance and accounting officer
(FAO) on DD Form 1131. Before depositing funds with the FAO, personnel who prepare the DD Form 1131 will
ensure that the accounting classification cited is the