Stone County Sheriff’s Department deputy Pablo de la Cruz has resigned and the department has opened an investigation.
de la Cruz was hired as a drug interdiction officer and handler of a K-9 officer obtained by the department.
“I cannot speak on an ongoing investigation and I cannot speak on personnel matters,” Sheriff Mike Farmer said. “What I will say is a deputy was offered the opportunity to resign and took advantage of that opportunity.”
Farmer said more information would be released upon the completion of the investigation.