Drug Task Force Agent Arrested in $2M Drug Bust

He was on vacation at the time
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Christopher Heath   (York County Prison)

(Newser) – A drug task force agent from California was arrested Dec. 29 in Pennsylvania while allegedly transporting nearly 250 pounds of marijuana, ABC 27 reports. According to the Patriot-News, authorities say a traffic stop in York County turned up $2 million worth of pot, $11,000 in cash, and sheriff's deputy Christopher Heath. Heath, who was on vacation from the Yuba County Sheriff's Department at the time, had his badge and gun on him, ABC reports. Heath—along with two other men who were also in the vehicle—has been charged with multiple drug-related offenses, including delivery of marijuana, according to the Patriot-News. Federal charges are also likely since the drugs were allegedly moved across state lines. All three men have since bailed out of jail. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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