A Placer County CHP officer is behind bars today facing drug and weapon charges.

Investigators say, 37-year old, Ruben Salgado was arrested yesterday afternoon in a Rocklin Safeway parking lot.

They say he was arrested for possession of meth, driving under the influence of meth, transporting meth, and he was carrying a weapon.

A tip lead to a two month investigation of Salgado.

Salgado was placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

He was booked in Placer County Jail.