A San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested for burglary and possession of a controlled substance early Friday morning, authorities announced.
Deputy Cory Richey was arrested at around 7:30 a.m. as he arrived at his work location for 13 counts of burglary and three counts of possession of a controlled substance, according to Department officials. Richey was booked into San Diego Central Jail for the felony warrant just before 12:30 p.m. with a bail set at $250,000.
Richey has been employed with the Sheriff's Department since March 2007. According to the Sheriff's Department, his case is concurrently being investigated by the San Diego Sheriff's Internal Affairs Unit which will thoroughly examine Richey's actions.
“The San Diego Sheriff's Department does not tolerate any criminal activity from our employees and investigates all actions of misconduct. We hold our employees accountable for decisions made and actions are taken,” the department wrote in a statement.
Several search warrants were executed, and the investigation is ongoing.
The Sheriff’s department suspended Richey without pay.
According to Jail records, Richey is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, Jan. 10.