Arizona sheriff’s deputy guilty of aiding drug smugglers


A judge sentenced a former Pima County (AZ) Sheriff’s deputy for his role in ripping off drug smugglers, attempting to distribute marijuana, and aiding a drug trafficking organization. Francisco Jimenez pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to commit offenses against the United States: stealing government money and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, all done because of an agreement with a drug trafficking organization to protect drug loads and steal money from rival organizations. For the rest of this story, head over to the Phoenix New Times.