Former policeman makes plea deal in drug charges
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A former Hialeah Police sergeant entered a plea agreement five months after he was accused of drug possession.
Former Hialeah Police Sgt. Tomas Muñoz stood before Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Teresa Palmer Friday. She allowed him to enter a pre-trial intervention program in exchange for a plea. This is a program usually offered to first-time offenders.
"If they don't take you for some reason ... you must be back here," Palmer told Muñoz at the hearing. "If they do accept you, no need to see you. OK? Good luck, sir."
Muñoz was arrested and charged with cocaine possession and carrying drug paraphernalia after police found a crack rock and a crack pipe under the mattress of the hotel room where he was staying with a woman on April 27.
Muñoz insisted he was set up by the pimp of the woman he was dating. His arrest came after he had been taken off the streets following an internal investigation by Hialeah Police.
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