Dec 30, 2015 4:11 PM by News Staff
A Yuba County Sheriff’s deputy is in custody in Pennsylvania suspected of transporting and delivering a controlled substance across state lines.
Christopher Heath, 37, is facing charges of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, and delivery of a controlled substance. Authorities with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement agency said Heath was detained after being suspected of transporting marijuana in York County while on vacation from his job with the Yuba County Sheriff.
Details of the arrest are still being investigated and those involved in the investigation said they are waiting to release any further information.
Heath was released from the York County jail on bond and Yuba County placed the deputy on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Heath has been a sheriff with Yuba County since 2007, where he was promoted from correctional officer.