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Evidence Technicians Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:  What items will the OSBI accept for destruction?

Q:  What evidence will be accepted by submittal via mail and how should it be packaged?

Q:  How can I request kits or supplies from the OSBI laboratory?

Q:  How should I package and seal evidence?

Q:  How long should biological evidence be retained?

 

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Q:  What items will the OSBI accept for destruction?

A:   In compliance with Title 63 Oklahoma Statutes, Sections 2-507 and 2-505(B), the OSBI will accept controlled dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia as defined by

 the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.  Chemicals for destruction should be packaged separate from controlled dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia.

Syringes and sharp objects must be packaged in a puncture proof container.

Biohazardous materials or items contaminated with biohazard substances (blood, semen, etc), and explosives of any kind, including firecrackers and ammunition will NOT be accepted.  

Q:  What evidence will be accepted by submittal via mail and how should it be packaged?

A:  Please, click here for the Evidence Guidelines for Mailing

Q:  How can I request kits or supplies from the OSBI laboratory?

A:  Please, click here for the form to request additional kits or supplies.

Q:  How should I package and seal evidence?

A:  Please, click here for the evidence sealing guidelines.

Q:  How long should biological evidence be retained?

A:  Biological evidence must be retained in accordance with Title 22 S 1372-A.  "A criminal justice agency having...custody of biological evidence from a violent felony 

offense...shall retain and preserve that biological evidence for such a period of time as any individual convicted of that crime remains incarcerated."