- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a deputy for her alleged role in a marijuana selling business following a month-long investigation.

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s said an anonymous tipster told them Deputy Heather Tucker, 27, was involved in drug activity. Authorities searched the apartment she was staying at with her boyfriend and another couple Friday and said they found felony amounts of marijuana, packaging materials and other items typically associated with the sale and distribution of marijuana.

Tucker was charged with marijuana possession over 20 grams, marijuana possession with intent to sell and possessing drug equipment.

She posted bail early Saturday morning and has been placed on administrative leave without pay. It’s unclear if she has retained an attorney who could comment on the charges.

The three other people in the apartment were also arrested on drug charges.

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