An El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy assigned to the South Lake Tahoe Narcotics Enforcement Team was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of drug-related offenses in Nevada.
Sgt. Pat Brooks of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded Tuesday to a call involving a domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Centerville Road in Minden.
El Dorado County sheriff’s Deputy Mark Zlendick and an unidentified woman were detained. During the subsequent investigation, Douglas County deputies located narcotics and paraphernalia, leading to Zlendick’s arrest. Brooks said the woman was not arrested.
Zlendick was booked into the Douglas County jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy and possession of paraphernalia. His bail was set at $55,640. He posted bail and has been released.
Zlendick, an employee with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office since 2004, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.