Ex-KCSO deputy Logan August apologizes for drug scandal

Posted at 5:11 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 21:20:56-04

About a week after it was made public that two former Kern County Sheriff's Office employees stole and sold marijuana, one of them is speaking out.

On Sunday, Logan August, who agreed to a plea deal in connection with the drug scandal, took to YouTube to apologize for what he did.

"I just want to express how sorry I am to the residents of Kern County and Bakersfield. Especially to all the partners I have with the Kern County Sheriff's Department and all the partners in the Bakersfield City Department," August said in the nearly 7-minute video. "Anybody I ever worked with. Anybody that wears the badge that I disgraced; the badge that I, I don't know, I gave a bad name based off making bad decisions.

"I made a horrible decision. It was nobody else's fault. Nobody influenced me to do it. I made that decision based on Satan playing games with me and making me feel like I was prideful and unable to go to family members for help," August said. 

August, along with ex-KCSO employee Derrick Penney, worked with former Bakersfield Police officer Patrick Mara to steal and sell marijuana in 2014. Mara, along with ex-Bakersfield Police detective Damacio Diaz, are both in prison for their roles in stealing and selling drugs while members of the department. 

August and Penney face up to five years in prison.