A judge in Seattle has ordered a former King County sheriff's deputy held for investigation of theft, possession of stolen property, tampering with evidence and drug possession.
The Seattle Times reports that bail for Mitch Wright was set at $250,000.
The 33-year-old from suburban Bothell was arrested Monday. The sheriff's office says he had worked for the department for 10 years before he resigned last month when threatened with termination.
Court papers outlining the police case against Wright say he's accused of failing to enter drugs into evidence with the sheriff's office after those drugs were released to him by a federal Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force. Wright had been working undercover with the task force.
The street value of the drugs is estimated between $36,000 and $52,000.