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How should evidence be packaged for submission to the Firearms and Toolmarks Unit?

All firearms must be unloaded when submitted – no exceptions.  Firearms should be submitted in a box with all factory seals reinforced with tape and initials.  For firearms evidence not needing Biology and/or Latent Print analysis, the item may be submitted in a sealed plastic bag. Loose ammunition should never be packaged in the same container as a firearm. Include any associated magazine with the firearm. Live/unfired ammunition is generally not necessary to submit.