February 22, 2024
Sheriff deputy’s patch. Photograph credit score: OnScene.TV

A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who had cocaine in his automobile at a county jail pleaded responsible this week to a felony depend of possessing medicine on jail property.

Allen Wereski, 49, was arrested earlier this 12 months on allegations of bringing medicine to the Vista Detention Facility.

Following his arrest in February, the division stated he was suspended with out pay. Sheriff’s Lt. David LaDieu stated Friday that Wereski “separated from employment with the sheriff’s division on Feb. 10, 2023,” one week after his arrest.

LaDieu stated peace officer personnel privateness legal guidelines prevented the division from disclosing another data relating to his separation from the division.

Wereski stays out of custody pending his January sentencing listening to.

His arrest was the second of a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy this 12 months associated to medicine. Cory Richey, a deputy who stole prescription remedy from a drop-off field at a patrol station, later pleaded responsible and was sentenced final month to 2 years of probation

Up to date at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 20, 2023

–Metropolis Information Service