Early Thursday morning, a Miami-Dade police officer was taken into custody by federal law enforcement. According to law enforcement sources, the officer was investigated as part of a sting conducted by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The officer was identified as Rod Flowers, he is the son of Bal Harbour Police Chief Raleigh Flowers. He is expected to make his first appearance in federal court on Friday.
Flowers, who has been with the department for less than five years was picked up by DEA agents Thursday morning while on duty.
Details of the investigation have not yet been made available. South Florida’s U.S. Attorney’s Office has not yet unsealed a criminal complaint because Flowers hadn’t made his first appearance.
Miami police Sgt Erin Alfonso said, “We can confirm a Miami-Dade police officer was arrested by the DEA.”