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Deputies charged with stealing drug money

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Unsealed court records allege that two former Pima County Sheriffs deputies worked together to pull over known drug traffickers to steal their money.

[Read the 10-page indictment (PDF)]

In the "superseding indictment" that was unsealed Thursday, prosecutors allege that then-Deputies Miguel Arvizu and Francisco Jimenez arranged to also provide "security" while others stole drugs and money from a storage facility in Green Valley.

Arvizu was a deputy for nearly seven years, from June 8, 2003, to when he resigned April 28, 2010.  Jimenez was hired June 23, 2006, and resigned March 17, 2011.

 The charges paint a picture of two allegedly corrupt deputies who ran drugs and stole the profits, according to the indictment.

In all, Arvizu is charged with eight counts that include theft of government money and attempted distribution of 3 kilograms of cocaine. Jimenez faces similar charges.

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