A Hollywood police officer was fired after he tried to obtain marijuana from a fellow detective, according to published reports.
Detective Nicholas Singley, 42, is facing two misdemeanor charges and was fired on Aug. 1, the Sun Sentinel reported.
According to the newspaper, Singley called a fellow detective, Sergio Lopez, asking him to give him marijuana if he came across it. Lopez reported Singley to his supervisors who set up a surveillance operation, the Sentinel said.
When Lopez met with Singley to give him the marijuana, he declined to take it, saying his job meant more to him than anything, according to internal memos quoted by the Sentinel.
Singley was named Officer of the Year in 2001 and has worked with the department for 20 years.