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Probation officer arrested on drug trafficking charges

Posted April 12, 2012 3:17 p.m. EDT
Updated April 12, 2012 4:54 p.m. EDT

— 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.