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LA sheriff charity official connected to pot shop

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal investigators say the development director for a youth charity run by Sheriff Lee Baca has been linked to a marijuana dispensary.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/ZMYrqX) reports Thursday that despite Dawn Zamudio's outspoken criticism of pot shops, the Sheriff's Youth Foundation leader's husband allegedly ran one.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says Zamudio's employment ended Wednesday night but would not say whether she was fired.

Zamudio made $103,700 in 2011 for her work with the nonprofit

Drug Enforcement Agency spokeswoman Sarah Pullen says the probe includes search warrants that were served yesterday, but no arrests have been made and she wouldn't confirm if they are suspects.

The Times was not able to reach the Zamudios.

Baca has been a vocal critic of pot dispensaries.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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