The lawyer for Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling has submitted three open records requests to police agencies in Logan County.

The first two were submitted by attorney B. Alan Simpson to Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker. They requested all evidence records and the records for the Logan County drug fund.

One of the requests reads, "please produce for inspection and copying an itemized list of all evidence seized and held by the Logan County Sheriff's Office from 2002 to present, the tenure of Wallace Whittaker as Sheriff of Logan County. If any evidence has been destroyed during this time, please provide all Court Orders authorizing the destruction of such, the date of destruction and the method by which it was destroyed."

The second addressed to Whittaker reads, "please produce for inspection and copying all financial records reflecting all deposits and all withdrawals or expenditures made from the account commonly referred to as the 'Logan County Drug Fund' from 2002 to present, the tenure of Wallace Whittaker as Sheriff of Logan County."

A third request was made to Russellville Police Department Chief Victor Shifflett regarding an investigation that pointed to the Logan County Sheriff's Office.

It reads, "please produce for inspection and copying all investigative files relating to an investigation into how an inmate for the Logan County Jail ingested an unknown substance while 'cleaning' at the Logan County Sheriff's Office."

Shifflett said the investigation was initiated by his department when they received a tip that an inmate had gotten drugs at a police department. When the claim was investigated by the RPD and it was found to not have occurred at the city police department, the investigation by the RPD was concluded.

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