Detention officer charged in drug case
Detention Officer Mario Serrano was arrested and charged on multiple drug offenses Tuesday, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Department.
CREATED Jun. 4, 2013
COCHISE COUNTY (KGUN9-TV) - A detention officer in Cochise County was arrested on multiple drug charges Tuesday.
Detention Officer Mario Serrano was arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tuesday, according to Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department.
"Members of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office occupy a position of trust not only within this organization, but in our community, said Sheriff Mark Dannels. "When they fail to live up to the oath that each and every one of them has taken, they no longer deserve the privilege to work in these positions."
Serrano has been with the Sheriff's Office and has worked in detention since December of 2001, Capas said. He has since resigned from his position.