Pubdate: Sun, 15 Nov 2015
Source: Palm Beach Post, The (FL)
Copyright: 2015 The Palm Beach Post


Authorities say they have arrested a deputy for her alleged role in a 
marijuanaselling business following a month-long investigation. St. 
Lucie County sheriff 's deputies said an anonymous tipster told them 
deputy Heather Tucker, 27, was involved in drug activity.

Authorities searched the apartment she was staying at with her 
boyfriend and another couple Friday and said they found felony 
amounts of marijuana, packaging materials and other items typically 
associated with the sale and distribution of marijuana.

Tucker was charged with marijuana possession of more than 20 grams, 
marijuana possession with intent to sell and possessing drug equipment.

"When the St. Lucie County Sheriff 's Office has to arrest one of our 
own, I and the members of the Sheriff 's Office feel heartbroken and 
disappointed," St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said in a statement.

"However, we must police our own to maintain the public's trust."
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