A cop in San Jose, CA, is in hot water over the discovery of about 20 pounds of marijuana in a storage unit he was renting.
On June 3, fellow officers arrested Son Hoai Vu, a 20-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department, on two felony counts of marijuana possession—one each for sales and cultivation. Vu was taken into custody at police headquarters.
Police said the pot “was possessed for the purpose of sales.”
The manager of a Public Storage facility at 475 Tully Road in San Jose alerted authorities after discovering the odor of marijuana coming from Vu’s unit. Police said Vu was overdue in paying rent for the unit.
“Word to the wise: Always pay your storage fees if you’re hiding drugs. And you’re a cop,” the San Jose Inside website said.
As the San Jose Police Department and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office investigate the case, Vu has been put on paid administrative leave.
“We will not tolerate such conduct, especially criminal conduct, and we will hold those responsible for their actions,” San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel said in a statement.
San Jose Police Department spokesman Officer Albert Morales said no other officers were involved in the alleged drug activity.
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