Hialeah police sergeant jailed on drug charges
04/28/2013 11:59 AM
04/29/2013 6:29 AM
A Hialeah police sergeant was arrested over the weekend on charges of cocaine possession and carrying drug paraphernalia.
Tomas Muñoz, 41, was taken into custody Saturday following an internal investigation, according to department spokesman Carl Zogby.
Muñoz has been suspended and remained in jail pending a bond hearing.
Muñoz joined the Hialeah police in 1998. His most recent assignment was leading street patrol unit in Sector 1, a poverty-wracked area of southeast Hialeah.
A source said the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau had been checking out a series of unexcused absences by Muñoz that aroused his commanders’ suspicions.
"The arrest this morning is the culmination of an investigation that began several weeks ago," Zogby told El Nuevo Herald on Saturday.
Muñoz was taken into custody in Miami and that city’s police department assisted in the arrest, Zogby said.
Join the Discussion
Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.