The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is calling for an independent assessment of its evidence facility because of water leaks, gaping holes and possible mold.
The problem is so bad that employees and evidence are moving to portables next week.
The facility, which is about to be replaced by a new building, has a distinct odor that’s noticeable from the moment you walk in, staff members say.
A service records request obtained by Channel 9 shows 33 different maintenance requests submitted for the evidence facility since July of 2014. The 33 requests do not include the numerous times staff said they tried to fix the problems on their own.