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Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy Allegedly Living With Criminals, Arrested On Drug Charges

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Deputy Juan Carrillo (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Deputy Juan Carrillo (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy who allegedly was living with known criminals at his home was arrested on drug charges in San Jose, according to authorities.

48-year-old Correctional Deputy Juan Carrillo was arrested Monday after deputies served a search warrant at his San Jose home, according to a statement from sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup.

The investigation revealed Carrillo had been allowing several known criminals to live at his home as they supplied him with illegal drugs, according to Stenderup.

Carrillo was arrested for possession and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Three other people at the home were also arrested. 23-year-old Bonifacio Limon, 25-year-old Michael Torres and 28-year-old Maria Rivera – all San Jose residents.

Limon faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, drug possession, resisting arrest and violating parole.

Torres was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation. Rivera was also arrested for being under the influence and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carrillo, who has been with the Santa Clara County  Sheriff’s Office for 14 years, was placed on administrative leave.

Anyone with information on this case was asked to contact the sheriff’s Jail Investigations Unit or Internal Affairs Unit at (408) 808-4500 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

 

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