14.3 Inventory and Control of Evidence


(a) A copy of the inventory of all instruments, articles, or things seized in a search shall be delivered to the judge before whom the arrested person is taken and the judge to whom the inventory is delivered shall enter an order for their custody, pending further proceedings.

(b) Exhibits received in evidence, shall be retained by the offering party unless otherwise ordered by the trial judge.

(c) Impounded evidence shall be held by the Clerk for five years after final disposition of the case unless released during that time by order of the Presiding Judge of the Division or District in which the trial was conducted.

(d) After the expiration of five years after final disposition of the case, the exhibits may be destroyed by order of the Presiding Judge of the Division or District in which the trial was conducted.

[Adopted August 29, 1980, effective September 1, 1980.]