NM city gets $1 million in leftover cash from police evidence room

The money has sat unclaimed for at least 10 years


By Dan McKay
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque's operating budget for next year will get a $1.1 million shot in the arm from an unexpected source — leftover cash from the police evidence room.

Attorneys recently decided the money, which has sat unclaimed for at least 10 years, is available for city use, and has been included in the $475 million budget the City Council will vote on Monday.

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