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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 14:49:27Z

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.