By Gina Yarbrough
San Diego, CA–A 48-year-old Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday on suspicion of bringing illegal drugs into jail property, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Allen Wereski was taken into custody after detectives conducted an investigation on the case and found suspected cocaine inside Wereski’s vehicle. He was booked into the Central Jail.
Wereski has been suspended without pay by the Sheriff’s Department.
“We are grateful to the Sheriff’s detectives who worked quickly and diligently on this case. The investigation is still ongoing, so limited information is available at this time,” the Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. “The safety of our jails is dependent upon keeping drugs from entering our facilities and we will not tolerate misconduct from our employees. We will initiate investigations and continue to hold our employees accountable for any misconduct or potentially criminal behavior.”