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Probation officer arrested on drug trafficking charges

Posted April 12, 2012

— Police arrested a state probation officer in southwest Durham early Thursday on drug trafficking charges.

Todd Tronzo, 35, is charged with four counts of trafficking Schedule 1 drugs, two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver Schedule 1 drugs, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for the sale or possession of controlled substances and one count each of trafficking by transportation, trafficking by possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Vance County jail under a $1 million bond.

Police said the arrest, which occurred on Tower Boulevard, was part of an ongoing investigation.

Tronzo has been a probation officer with the Division of Community Correction since February 2007, said Pamela Walker, spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety. He is currently on unapproved leave, she said.


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  • ladyblue Apr 13, 2012

    Schedule I drugs include those that are the most dangerous and have a high risk of addiction or dependency and no legitimate medical use. Drugs included under this heading include LSD, ecstasy, heroin and mescaline.

    Now this is just about as dumb a thing to do except for those trying to make this a democrat or republican issue. It's a person issue on some people in charge of criminals who seem to become criminals themselves.

  • vowen28365 Apr 12, 2012

    what kind of drugs are schedule 1?

  • Gork Apr 12, 2012

    "eoglame" or whatever - the official is dealing drugs and you want to roust out folks receiving food stamp assistance? Vote republican much?

  • muggs Apr 12, 2012

    Is there anyone in government positions that can be trusted to do their job,I am starting to really wonder from the top down we keep seeing corruption and graft at every level,it's no wonder people are so fed up with tax dollars and benefits going to these people,remember many more get away with this type activity than are caught.

  • piene2 Apr 12, 2012

    Hahaha, who could have better contacts?

  • eoglane Apr 12, 2012

    drug test them and the welfare/food stamps folks also, not clean, no food stamps, and turn in you video games, get a job

  • WorriedCitizen2011 Apr 12, 2012

    You can not even trust people to up hold the law anymore.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 12, 2012

    When I look in the mirror I see a blond haired blue eyed woman..

    How do you ever leave the mirror?

  • truthful076 Apr 12, 2012

    Wonder how he did his job with the Division of Community Corrections? It appears that some one within the Division was not doing their job also! An investigation is perhaps due within the Division and some accountability of his job performance!

  • gammasandi Apr 12, 2012

    the amount of this man's salary has nothing to do with his character...the boundaries and values in this country have become a joke...God help us!