Kern County sheriff’s deputy makes apology video after being charged with conspiracy to steal marijuana evidence, sell it

 

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A former Kern County sheriff’s deputy charged with conspiracy to steal marijuana evidence and sell it has apologized in a YouTube video.

In a video posted Sunday, Logan August calls himself “despicable” and a disgrace to the badge he once wore.

He and his wife appear in the video, which was reported by the Bakersfield Californian (http://bit.ly/2qZcv1B ).

Logan was assigned to a narcotics unit in 2014 when he accessed a storage unit containing marijuana plants confiscated from illegal grow operations. He resigned a year later.

He and another former deputy, Derrick Penney — have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy.

Prosecutors say they conspired with a Bakersfield police detective, Patrick Mara.

Mara and another Bakersfield police employee were sentenced to federal prison last year.

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