MIAMI (CBS4) – A City of Miami police officer is on the other side of the law after he was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

State Attorney WIlfredo Ferrer, along with the FBI and Police Chief Miguel Exposito, announced the arrest in a warrant unsealed Thursday.

According to the arrest affidavit, six year veteran Roberto Asanza, 31, and other members of the MPD Crime Suppression Unit, made a drug bust on May 5, 2010 in which numerous bags of cocaine and marijuana were seized from a shop on Northwest 7th Avenue in Miami.

On May 25, 2010, the affidavit states that FBI agents searched Asanza’s MPD vehicle and found approximately 10 bags containing cocaine and 2 bags containing marijuana. The complaint alleges that the drugs are the same ones seized from the shop 20 days earlier.

Since his arrest, Asanza has been released on bond.

He faces 20 years in prison if convicted.

Comments (6)
  1. CHET says:

    IT’S NO SURPRISE TO ME, THE FEDS REALLY NEED TO CLEAN UP ALOT OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN SOUTH FL. !!!!!!!

    1. mike says:

      Police departments all over the country need to be cleaned up. Including the feds. If law enforcement break the law they should get twice the punishment.

  2. Dashun says:

    I SMELL A COVER UP!!!!!!!

  3. Jane Doe says:

    I thought they cleaned shop after the Miami River killings. Was I wrong, Then again white non hispanics need not apply.

    1. Mike says:

      I agree completly….race quotas over qualifications.

  4. Mario says:

    If you want to see staggering corruption come to Miami-dade and look at the WHITE Hispanic community ESP Cuban and I say this as a Cuban in Miami.