A civilian employee of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office was fired today, after he was arrested for possession of marijuana in a drug free zone, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Ethan Jon Munoz, 26, was just hired in August, and, as a probationary employee, he was immediately fired by Sheriff Javier Salazar.
The marijuana incident actually happened in May, before Munoz was hired by the Sheriff's office. He was arrested on a warrant for the original offense by the Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
"“This probationary employee failed to disclose a case that happened prior to his employment with the BCSO," Salazar said. "This arrest is a violation of the standards of conduct set forth for our employees, and he has been terminated, effective immediately.”
Munoz' arrest is the latest in a string of embarrassing arrests of both deputies and civilian employees in the Sheriff's office dating back to early this year.
Internal affairs will investigate how Munoz managed to be hired by the same law enforcement agency that had a warrant out for his arrest.