Two Former California Sheriff’s Deputies Charged With Planting Guns At Cannabis Dispensary

Two former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been charged with multiplelacounty felonies, including conspiracy and altering evidence, in connection with planting guns inside a medical cannabis dispensary in 2011 to justify two arrests.

Julio Cesar Martinez and Anthony Manuel Paez were both booked Friday and released on $50,000 bail; they’re scheduled to be arraigned on June 17th. They’re being charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice as well as altering evidence as a peace officer. Martinez was also charged with two felony counts of perjury¬†and one of filing a false report.

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