A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office detention officer was arrested after he was caught during a drug deal on Saturday, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Corporal Armando Arroyos Trevino, who is a detention deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, has been arrested for bribery, possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and smuggling drugs into the Bexar County Jail.
The deputy had been with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for five years.
“We did get information today that this transaction was going to take place,” said Sheriff Javier Salazar during an evening press conference. “We take this quite seriously.”
Salazar said that Trevino was “on their radar” for quite some time, and it all culminated in Saturday’s arrest.
“Surveillance was set up on this deputy and he was observed meeting up with this other civilian in a parking lot at a gas station on Broadway at Loop 410. The surveillance team observed a narcotics transaction taking place and they swooped in and placed both under arrest,” said Sheriff Salazar.
Trevino was in uniform at the time of his arrest and had his weapon. Rudy De La Cruz will also be charged with bribery, possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance. These are all felony charges.
“It was pretty clear to everybody that he was on his way to work to smuggle drugs into the Bexar County Jail,” said Sheriff Salazar.
“I want to commend the sheriff for taking corruption so seriously,” said Christopher H. Combs, Special Agent in Charge of San Antonio Division of the FBI.