The development director for a charity run by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was fired this week after federal authorities searched her home as part of an investigation into marijuana dispensaries operated by her husband, officials said Thursday.
The sheriff's spokesman called the discovery of Dawn Zamudio's ties to pot dispensaries upsetting given Baca's vocal criticism of such businesses.
"This is shocking to the sheriff and the entire department because she was such an outstanding employee," the spokesman, Steve Whitmore, said. "This is something that was withheld from the department and the sheriff. We are cooperating fully with this investigation."
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