POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Broward Sheriff’s detective lands a big drug bust, but this time he is the one that ends up in the slammer.
Detective John Brindle, 45, was arrested Friday night for possession of oxycodone pills without a prescription.READ MORE: Man Who Suffered Severe Burns Returns To Miami To Reunite With Medical Staff Who Helped Save His Life At Kendall Regional Medical Center
Broward detectives said that the investigation began after they received a tip about Brindle, who was allegedly obtaining the pills at an Oakland Park home.
He reportedly used intimidation and his position with the agency to obtain the pills, said the Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: New Study Finds Growing Number Of Young People Suffering From Climate Change Anxiety
Detectives conducted surveillance of Brindle’s location and he was pulled over near I-95 and Commercial Blvd in a black Ford Taurus.
When Brindle was searched, eight pills were found in his pants pocket according to the arrest report.
Brindle served as a detective for the City of Pompano Beach for seven years.MORE NEWS: Texas-Style Abortion Bill Filed in Florida
He is currently suspended with pay pending prosecution by the State Attorney’s Office.