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Dear Middlesex County,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
Middlesex County Sheriff Office arrest procedures. More specifically are individuals arrested with unknown pills allowed to injest them during the actual arrest. Thereby destroying evidence and not sending them to the lab to be tested.

Yours faithfully.

Middlesex County OPRA Center,

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Dear Sam:  

We are in receipt of your request for "Middlesex County Sheriff Office
arrest procedures. More specifically are individuals arrested with unknown
pills allowed to injest them during the actual arrest. Thereby destroying
evidence and not sending them to the lab to be tested." 
 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records.  As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request and is denied.  When a request is “complex” because it fails to
specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is not
“encompassed” by OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association v. New Jersey
Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). 
A proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those
documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by
simply requesting all of an agency's documents.  See Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.  2005). Custodians are
not required to conduct research or create new records in response to an
OPRA request.

Insofar as your request is one for information and not government records,
it is not encompassed by OPRA.  
 
Very truly yours,
 
Michael S. Williams

Middlesex County OPRA Center,

Attachments:
[1]Arrest_Procedures.pdf

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Dear Sam:  
 
Upon further review, we write in response to your OPRA request and attach
the Sheriff's Office Procedure as to making arrests.  As to the remainder
of your request wherein you inquire "are individuals arrested with unknown
pills allowed to injest them during the actual arrest. Thereby destroying
evidence and not sending them to the lab to be tested" this request again
is a request for information and not documents.  More specifically, it
appears to seek information in the form of an interpretation of arrest
procedures for which there is no responsive documents.  
 
We trust this is responsive to your OPRA request, please advise if you
have any further questions.
 
Michael S. Williams
 

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