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Criminal Resource Manual 1873 Appeal Of Agency Denial


Appeal of Agency Denial of Request for Exception to Department of Justice Drug Evidence Destruction Policy
(28 C.F.R. §50.21; USAM 9-100.100)

Prosecuting office contact / telephone _____________________________________

Agency contact / telephone _________________________________________________

Agency exhibit no(s). ______________________________________________________

Drug quantity and type _____________________________________________________

Quantity prosecutor requests retained ______________________________________

Reason(s) for retention* (include case status; add additional pages if necessary)





*Prosecutors are strongly discouraged from filing an exception request on the grounds that the full seizure is needed for jury appeal or other purely strategic purposes.

Please include copies of:

(1) 60-day destruction notice from the investigative agency; (2) Request for exception; (3) Agency letter denying request for exception.

You may also include a brief explanatory memorandum.

Please send completed form and supporting documentation to:

Chief, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, Criminal Division
Via e-mail:

[updated June 2012] [cited in USAM 9-100.100]

Updated February 19, 2015