California: Deputy charged with drug and weapons arrests, accused of making dirty DUI arrests, quits

From Contra Costa Times:
A Danville police officer arrested last week in the widening investigation of a drug task force chief and a private investigator, has resigned from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office.
Stephen Tanabe, 47, a deputy sheriff, was arrested last week on drug and weapons charges, the latest ball to drop in a scandal that began Feb. 16 when Norman Wielsch, the former head of the now-suspended Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team, or CNET, and private investigator Christopher Butler were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to sell drugs seized from a county evidence room. Wielsch and Butler have pleaded not guilty to 28 felony charges and are out on bail.  …..MORE

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