The bust was part of a massive investigation spanning the entire state.
A?police officer from California was caught last week with a felony amount of marijuana, to which authorities later put an estimate of $2 million.
37-year-old Christopher M. Heath, a deputy in the Yuba County Police Department, took time over the holidays to smuggle around 240 pounds of weed across the country into Pennsylvania.
According to the New York Times, the shipment was headed to an individual in West Manheim Township, Pennsylvania. It was here officers received a tip from a local resident that a large amount of cannabis was about to be smuggled into the state.
When police finally caught up with Heath and his accomplices, they discovered around 120 individually wrapped, vacuum-sealed packages containing weed hidden inside two pick-up trucks.
Not just a coincidence
According to District Attorney Tom Kearney, the bust was part of a massive investigation spanning the entire state.
When asked if investigators knew that Heath was a cop at the time of his arrest, Kearney suggested police ?did not become aware of that until we made the stop.?
?One has to be both saddened and angry when you hear of something like this,? Kearney said. ?The work that is done by the task force and police officers in general is very dangerous work, and it is made more dangerous by the fact that occasionally there is a bad apple in the barrel.?
The scheming officers has since been placed on administrative leave back in his home state of California until charges are filled out next month in front of District Judge James Miner.
Source – HighTimes