MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade police officer is on the wrong side of the law after being arrested early Thursday morning by federal authorities, Miami-Dade police have confirmed.
A Miami-Dade police spokesman confirmed one of their officers was arrested by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, however, additional information will be coming out of the US Attorney’s office.READ MORE: Bill That Would Rename Coral Reef After Late State Rep. Kristin Jacobs Goes To Gov. DeSantis
According to a CBS4 News source, the officer is Rod Flowers, son of Bal Harbour Police Chief Raleigh Flowers.
The source says the officer is accused of protecting shipments of cocaine, as he escorted the drug loads being moved throughout the county.READ MORE: Florida's New Controversial Elections Law Gets Another Legal Challenge
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A second CBS4 News source confirmed the officer under arrest works out of the Miami-Dade Intracoastal Police station in Aventura and confirmed a Rodrick Flowers works at the station.
That second source also says another Miami-Dade Police officer is being sought in connection to the case.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Another Round Of Storms With Frequent Lightning Tuesday Afternoon
This is a developing story and more information will be added as its made available.