A Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation officer has been arrested on drug charges after authorities say she and a man were distributing large amounts of heroin mixed with fentanyl.
Adina Ceaira Spry, 33, was arrested in Hollywood Thursday on charges of trafficking in fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia, Broward County jail records showed.
Marcus A. Wright, 35, was also arrested on charges including trafficking in fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and delivering heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, records showed.
Hollywood Police said an undercover operation led to the discovery that the pair was trafficking heroin within 1,000 feet of Hollywood Park Elementary School.
In addition to heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, detectives found a credit card skimming device, a firearm, ammunition and cash during the investigation, officials said.
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson Juan Diasgranados said Spry has been relieved of duty pending the results of the investigation into the allegations.
"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 in a statement. "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."
Spry was being held on $100,000 bond Friday, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.