CONCORD (CBS) — The high-profile commander for the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team – a task force of various police agencies – was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of drug dealing, authorities told KPIX-TV in San Francisco.
Special Agent Supervisor Norman Wielsch, a 12-year veteran of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, was being held in the Contra Costa County Jail following his arrest.
“Allegations are that he was distributing for sales methamphetamine, marijuana and steroids,” said Michelle Gregory, a state DOJ spokesperson.
Wielsch was arrested without incident along with 49-year-old Christopher Butler of Concord, Gregory said.
Like Wielsch, Butler is also facing several felony counts related to the selling of methamphetamines, marijuana and steroids.
“There are still going to be follow-up investigations so there may be more charges forthcoming,” said Gregory.
Wielsch was placed on unpaid leave and would remain so as long as he is in custody, said Gregory. “The internal affairs department and the criminal investigation side will both be investigating,��� she added.
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