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'Little People' Cocaine Scandal: Beloved Roloff Employee Deported After Drug Arrest

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Nov. 28 2016, Published 6:46 p.m. ET

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On the season premiere of Little People, Big World, Amy Roloff lamented the family's beloved employee Camerino Gonzalez Sanchez's deportation away from their Oregon farm to his native Mexico.

"I'll never understand it," she sighed tearfully to the cameras, noting that the father of two had worked under the matriarch, 52, and her ex-husband Matt, 55, for 15 years. She also admitted to hiring Camerino's attorney.

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Matt, fresh from surgery, also said goodbye to his longtime friend and "family" member in a heartbreaking scene.

"Don't go!" he sobbed.

But the Roloffs didn't tell the whole story of what really happened regarding Camerino's deportation, can reveal.

According to Oregon court documents viewed by, Camerino, 45, was convicted of cocaine possession, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving when he crashed his car into a ditch.

After arriving to the accident scene, police determined that the vehicle needed to be towed, and conducted an inventory search. At this time, they allegedly discovered the cocaine.


Roloff fan site Spirits Wander was first to report the shocking drug conviction.

Further demonstrating the Roloff family's close connection to Camerino, the farmhand's attorneys told the court that they planned to call Matt Roloff as a "live witness" in an appeal trial.

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"Roloff was petitioner's employer at the time of the incident," the court documents state. "Petitioner had called Roloff for assistance after crashing into the ditch; Roloff arrived at the scene after the police, but observed the position of the car before it was towed."

Camerino's counsel claimed that the cops' search of the car was "unlawful," and it seems Matt was planning to help in their argument.

The Mexico native lost his appeal in July 2015. He has reportedly since been deported.

Matt and Amy previously faced a drug scandal when rebellious son Jacob, 19, bragged about smoking marijuana on social media.

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