Hialeah Police Sgt. busted with cocaine bonds out of jail
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A Hialeah police officer who was caught with cocaine and drug paraphernalia over the weekend has bonded out of jail.
Hialeah Police detectives arrested Hialeah Police Sgt. Tomas Muñoz at the Ernesto Motel on 40th Avenue and Flagler Street in Miami, early Saturday morning after they found cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his possession.
The arrest came after an internal investigation had already taken him off the streets.
Muñoz bonded out of jail Sunday afternoon and walked out with a smile on his face. "I can deal with anything," said Muñoz. "You can see my attitude right now. It's all about what you're being and response to what happens to you in life"
Muñoz said the charges that included drug paraphernalia and cocaine possession are all connected to a love story. He said he fell in love with a girl, and that girl happened to have a pimp who set him up.
According to the arrest report, Hialeah Police and Miami Police followed Muñoz and a woman to the Ernesto Motel off Flagler and Northwest 40th Avenue, early Saturday morning.
Miami Police said they found a crack rock and crack pipe under the mattress, but Muñoz claimed it was a set up.
He refused to address the charges specifically. However, he did say he hopes to keep his job, but that's up to the Hialeah Police Department.
When he appeared before a judge on Sunday, Muñoz was advised by his public defender not to speak about the facts of the case but despite all legal advice Muñoz started talking. "With all due respect, your honor, I just wanted to say I had nothing in my physical possession as you can see in the a-form," said Muñoz.
Before he landed in jail on Saturday, Hialeah Police said Muñoz was already under investigation within the department. He had been assigned to desk duty with no police officer rights or authority.
Muñoz will have to stay at home without police duty or authority until an investigation is complete. "I deal with things day by day, man. We'll see how it comes. Maybe we'll talk in a week," he said.
Muñoz did not say why he was already under investigation with the Hialeah Police Department. When 7News asked, he said, "You'll have to ask them."
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