A veteran North State lawman is out on bail after being caught over the holidays allegedly smuggling 200 pounds of marijuana into Pennsylvania.
Yuba County sheriff’s deputy Christopher Heath was on vacation from his job on a joint Yuba/Sutter county anti-drug task force at the time of his arrest.
Heath, along with two others, all of the unincorporated Bangor area of Butte County, were arrested last week in York County Pennsylvania.
Heath was placed on paid administrative leave by Yuba County authorities who are conducting their own investigation. Heath was hired as a correctional officer by the sheriff’s office in 2003. He was promoted to deputy sheriff in 2007.