MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami-Dade corrections officer was arrested Thursday in Hollywood, authorities confirmed.
Officer Adina Spry, 33, faces charges of selling heroin/fentanyl within 1,000 feet of a school, trafficking fentanyl, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a credit card skimming device.
According to Hollywood police, Spry and another suspect, Marcus A. Wright, 35, were arrested Thursday during an undercover operation in the area of North 71st Avenue and Buchanan Street.
Police said the duo were trafficking heroin mixed with fentanyl within 1,000 feet of Hollywood Park Elementary School.
After obtaining a search warrant, authorities said they confiscated 65.6 grams of heroin/fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a credit card skimming device, a firearm, ammunition and cash from inside a home.
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Juan Diasgranados released a statement Friday, saying Spry has been relieved of duty pending the results of the investigation.
"We are saddened that the actions of one employee could tarnish the good work of the proud men and women of MDCR who dedicate their lives to ensuring the safety of the public," Diasgranados said. "MDCR takes allegations of employee misconduct seriously and this arrest should send a strong message that employees involved in these types of crimes will not be tolerated and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. MDCR will continue to cooperate with the Hollywood Police Department regarding this incident."
Local 10 News has requested a copy of Spry's arrest report.