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An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Tuesday evening in Gardnerville by Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies on several charges, including trafficking methamphetamine and conspiracy.dt_common_streams_StreamServerhhh

Deputy Mark Zlendick, who is assigned to the South Lake Tahoe Narcotics Enforcement Team, was arrested after the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 6:45 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute at his home in the 1300 block of Centerville Road, DCSO Sgt. and Public Information Officer Pat Brooks stated in a press release.

During their investigation, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies found what they believed to be controlled substance paraphernalia, an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office press release stated. Suspecting drug activity by the occupants, the Deputies continued their investigation and detained the occupants.

The deputies also found narcotics in the residence, according to the DCSO press release.

Zlendick was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy and possession of paraphernalia. His bail was set at $55,640.

Brooks said Wednesday that he could not discuss specifics about the case because it was an ongoing investigation. It was unclear how much methamphetamine was found in Zlendick’s possession and what the paraphernalia consisted of. The reasons behind the specific charges filed against Zlendick were also unclear.

During the incident, DCSO deputies also detained a woman who was not identified.

Brooks said Wednesday that Zlendick had posted bail.

Deputy Zlendick, who’s been employed at the EDSO since 2004, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation, the EDSO press release stated.

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