Q May law enforcement agencies sell or use the evidence, specifically firearms, or must they physically destroy them?

A Under Section 97-37-3, disposal of such firearms is in the discretion of the judge. A judge may lawfully order those firearms not returned to an acquitted defendant disposed of at public auction, destroyed, or placed upon the property rolls of the county for the benefit of a law enforcement unit. (Attorney General Opinion to Carr, June 13, 2012)