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Arkansas Arrests Former Seattle Deputy

A former sheriff’s deputy from King County, Washington, was arrested in Arkansas. The arrest came as part of an investigation that was prompted when the former deputy applied for a job with an Arkansas Sheriff’s Office narcotics task force.
The former deputy had resigned from his post in Washington in order to move closer to his family in Arkansas. However, prior to his resignation, he was already under investigation in Washington State for first-degree theft, which stipulated that he had kept drugs that were assigned to him as a training tool for his K-9 partner. After the former deputy had applied for the Arkansas position, the U.S. Marshals were then notified to assist in the investigation due to the Washington State charges there were pending.
The King County Sheriff’s Office told NY City Criminal Lawyers that they take their position of trust seriously, and once it was learned that the narcotics was unaccounted for that they began an investigation immediately. The Sheriff’s Office spokesperson went on to add that the public trust means everything to them.
As part of the former deputy’s duties in Washington, his last assignment was as a K-9 officer. K-9 officers are routinely issued narcotics that are stored in the local drug task forces inventory for training purposes. The former deputy is reported to have kept narcotics with a value of more than $44,000. Under normal operating procedure when officers are issued narcotics for K-9 training purposes, they are required to return the narcotics to the inventory and not store them in their patrol car, nor are they to be taken home with the officer.
As a part of the ongoing investigation, a NY Criminal Lawyer learned that when investigators searched the former deputy’s home as a result of a tip from his estranged wife, a cooler was discovered in the rafters of his home. The cooler contained a bag of marijuana, as well as other containers that were marked with “coke” and “meth.” Many of the bags that were listed as having narcotics in them were discovered to be empty. The investigation into drug possession is continuing.
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