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59 News is working for you, new development in the Beckley police department evidence locker case.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Gabriella Brown pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

In August, an audit of the evidence locker found some problems.  Goodwin said on August 16, a number of morphine pills were logged and stored in the Beckley Police Department's evidence locker.

Brown admits on the next day, she took 22 of those pills.

Brown further admits she had an addiction and stole pills from the evidence locker on several occasions.

She faces up to 4 years in prison and a two-hundred-fifty-thousands dollar fine when she is sentenced in April.