Confiscated drugs go up in smoke
July 16, 2002
Three men mill about two large barrels billowing toxic black smoke and flames. They nonchalantly throw bags and boxes of all sorts into the containers, looking on as plastic melts, plants smolder and paper smokes.
They are watching their last two years of work go up in flames and they are loving it.
"All that hard work ... this is the end result of it," said Jerry Nystrom, team leader of the Tri-Agency Task Force.
Monday afternoon was the time chosen for the task force, a law enforcement bureau with six counties and two Indian reservations within its jurisdiction, to get rid of all evidence...