If you are hiding illegal drugs in your storage unit, make sure to pay your dues or rent regularly to avoid getting caught by authorities, more so if you are a policeman. This lesson was well learnt by a cop who failed to pay his storage locker rent which paved the way to his arrest and forced leave.
The San Jose Police Department recently announced that one of their veteran cops was arrested and is currently facing charges for drug dealing after the authorities discovered a sizable amount of marijuana hidden in his rented storage unit.
The policeman’s name is Son Vu, 42 and has been in the service for 20 years now. His involvement in drug dealing surprised some of his colleagues considering the length of his service in the organization. The discovery of drugs in his self storage locker took place when some of the employees of Public Storage on Tully Road were cleaning the lockers of clients who have been missing out on their rents. During the clearing operation, the employees found 20 pounds of marijuana hidden away in Vu’s storage unit. The employees were alarmed of the discovery making them decide right away to call the authorities to report the incident.
Upon closer investigation, it was found out that the renter of the storage unit was a cop named Son Vu. The veteran policeman was immediately arrested and was charged with two counts of felony of marijuana possession for cultivation and sales. A bail was set for Vu at $20,000. After Vu was booked, he was ordered to be placed on paid leave.
According to the San Jose Police Department Chief Larry Esquivel, they will and do not tolerate such criminal conducts within the workforce and anyone caught would be held responsible for his own conduct. He also shared that a thorough investigation is underway and is being conducted by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in relation to the sizable amount of marijuana stash found on the rented storage unit of Vu.
The San Jose Police Department is bombarded with controversies after arresting another police officer for an equally alarming offense. Son Vu is the second within the police force to be subjected to a thorough investigation after Officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, is also accused of rape when he took a woman who called for domestic violence assistance to a local motel instead of taking her to the police station for proper police aid. Graves was subjected to a complete investigation and pleaded not guilty for the crime he is accused of. However, upon further investigation, the authorities found additional grounds for investigation when Graves was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.