By Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A San Jose police officer with 21 years on the force has been charged with marijuana possession nearly a year after fellow officers found more than 12 pounds of pot inside of a storage locker rented in his name.

Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Vanier said 44-year-old Son Vu was booked on felony charges of possession with intent to sell and maintaining an illegal stash location, charges that carry a maximum prison term of three years and eight months, if the officer is convicted.

Vanier says Vu has been on paid administrative leave since last June, when the storage center’s owner had the locks on the locker cut because the rent had not been paid, saw the marijuana and summoned police.

Jail records show Vu was being held without bail on Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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