Sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to stealing marijuana

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rafael Zelaya pled guilty Monday to felony charges of receiving stolen property and filing a false police report.Zelaya had been arrested by detectives on May 31 following a 6-week investigation. Zelaya admitted in court Monday that he stole hashish and marijuana off a person he had recently arrested while on duty assigned to the East Los Angeles Station. A judge sentenced Zelaya to six months in jail and five years probation. A six-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department, Zelaya resigned upon his arrest.

********** Published: June 28, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 11