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Volunteer high school coach arrested, accused of selling drugs to students

21-year-old Vicente Loaiza
21-year-old Vicente Loaiza(Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:46 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 3:48 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Cienega High School volunteer has been arrested after police say he is responsible for selling illegal substances to students.

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Cienega High School was provided information, by school staff, that an adult was believed to be selling illegal substances to students.

Initial information provided by police say that students were reportedly sold Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vape pens and alcoholic beverages for prom. SROs, along with detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, conducted an investigation into the allegations.

On Tuesday, April 20, 21-year-old Vicente Loaiza, was arrested for one felony count of possession of a narcotic drug for sale and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex.

Loaiza was a volunteer wrestling coach at Cienega High School.

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