California Sheriff Deputy involved in major drug bust; $2million worth of marijuana, cash, and gun seized
Jan 06, 2016 07:44 AM EST
Three men were arrested last week for the possession of 250 pounds of marijuana. Among the three suspects arrested was a California Sheriff's deputy, who was helping sell the drug that's worth was said to be at around $2million.
According to a report from the The Evening Sun, during the early hours of the morning last December 29, police officers found dozens of bags of marijuana, fanned out $100 and $20 bills, a handgun, and other items during a normal traffic stop. Apparently the three suspects which included a California Sheriff's deputy were on their way to deliver the drugs to a person in the 100 block of Frogtown Road.
WGAL Lanchester reveals that the suspects Ryan Falsone, Tyler Long and Christopher Heath, a sheriff's deputy, were driving across the country in two separate pickup trucks to deliver the goods when they were stopped and inspected during a random traffic stop. "Prior to the stop we were unaware of the fact that this individual was law enforcement," Attorney Tom Kearney explained in a news conference last Monday morning.
Officials also added how they found 250 bags of marijuana separately packed, each weighing about a pound each, alongside $11,000 in cash and Christopher Heath's service pistol and badge. Later on during the investigations, Health and Ryan Falsone admitted to driving the drugs from California to Pennsylvania
In another report from RT, all three members face charges of delivery of marijuana, criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana; however no federal charges have yet been announced.
Despite their arrest, Ryan Falsone, Tyler Long and Christopher Heath have all made bail, which was set at $1million each. Health was the first to be released just the following day of his arrest while his two companions made bail this last Monday. The tree men are said to be scheduled to appear for a hearing on Thursday, February 11.