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A former Yuba County deputy who trafficked drugs from Butte County was convicted in Federal Court. 38-year-old Christopher Heath, a former Yuba County sheriff's deputy and narcotics investigator was convicted of various drug manufacturing and drug trafficking charges in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania courtroom.
Between 2014 and 2016 Heath and his co-defendants grew marijuana on a property in Butte County and shipped hundreds of pounds of it through the U-S Postal Service to several locations around the country including York County, Pennsylvania. According to a press release from the U-S Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Heath and his co-conspirators were arrested after they drove to Pennsylvania with half a million dollars worth of pot in his truck. Heath has additional firearms charges pending here in Butte County.