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Ex-California law enforcement officials face charges for roles in drug ring with other officers

Posted: 10:49 AM, Sep 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 10:49:27-04
Ex-California law enforcement officials face charges for roles in drug ring with other officers

BAKERSFIELD, California — A former Kern County, California sheriff's deputy living in Idaho has been arrested and faces multiple charges, including conspiracy, burglary and selling marijuana.

Derrick Penney, 36, had been living in Star, Idaho after being sentenced last year to three years of probation for his role in a 2014 drug ring involving multiple Bakersfield officers. He and his partner, Logan August, pleaded guilty to stealing and selling drugs after using their keys to raid a narcotics evidence locker.

August faces 15 felony counts.

Penney was arrested last week in Idaho and extradited back to California.

Both are scheduled for arraignments today in Kern County.