Police officer accused of stashing, selling pot
A San Jose police officer was arrested Tuesday after officers found a large marijuana stash in a closet he rented, police said today.
Officers found the marijuana in a storage closet rented in the 400 block of Tully Road at about 4:25 p.m. Tuesday and discovered the closet had been rented to Officer Son Vu, 42.
An investigation by police and the district attorney’s office concluded that the marijuana was for sales. Vu was then arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail, police said.
Vu is a 20-year veteran of the Police Department. He has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues, police said.
San Jose police Chief Larry Esquivel said in a statement:
“We will not tolerate such conduct especially criminal conduct and we will hold those responsible for their actions.”
Vu is the second San Jose police officer arrested this year. Geoffrey Graves, 38, is accused of raping a woman he had placed in a motel room to remove her from a domestic violence situation while on duty last year.
Graves pleaded not guilty to the charges in April. Prosecutors last month added charges that he assaulted an ex-girlfriend at least twice prior to the alleged rape.