By Steve Elliott
A deputy sheriff who worked for a Northern California anti-narcotics task force got caught in a $2 million marijuana bust in Pennsylvania last week.
Authorities are now trying to figure out if any of the cases that Deputy Christopher M. Heath worked on have been tainted, reports Christine Hauser at The New York Times.
Heath, along with another man, 31-year-old Tyler Long, drove across the U.S. to deliver about 122 packages of marijuana to someone in West Manheim Township, Pa., according to police. But the cops had been tipped off, and they stopped the car around midnight on December 28.
The two men were arrested, along with a third man in the vehicle, Ryan J. Falsone, 27. In addition to the cannabis and cash, cops found Deputy Heath's badge and his duty firearm, according to David Sunday, the York County chief deputy prosecutor.
The Pennsylvania officers didn't know before the arrest that Deputy Heath worked in law enforcement, Sunday said.
Details about the bust were announced by York County District Attorney Tom Kearney and reported in local papers.