Fired head of Lancaster County Drug Task Force allegedly stole $200,000 in cash seized from suspects

John Burkhart, the former officer in charge of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, faces multiple criminal charges connected to the alleged theft of approximately $200,000 in seized money, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Burkhart, a retired Lancaster City police officer, allegedly stole funds that were seized during drug investigations and held as evidence pending prosecution and legal forfeiture.

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