Police officer in trouble for lending his uniform and squad car to drug dealerBy Mason White 6:18 PM February 20, 2013
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By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) Police made a drug bust at a house of a drug dealer. Along with the drugs, they also found a police officer’s uniform.
A police officer from Miami Beach, Florida, is facing a long list of offenses including allowing a known drug dealer to use his uniform and patrol car.
George Navarro Jr., a six-year veteran with the Florida police department, has been suspended without pay after he was accused of racketeering and fraud. While investigating the officer, it was discovered that Navarro, 26, was involved in a series of attempted drug smuggling operations.
Two men were arrested after police found methamphetamine and ecstasy in their apartment, while the arresting officers also found Navarro’s police uniform in the apartment.
The two men, Marlon Mayoli, and the other drug dealer, Rafael Guedes, both 27, who were arrested for drug possession, are both friends of officer Navarro, according to press reports.
The men told officers, that Navarro, planned to leave the force after making a big drug deal, while a neighbor and parking attendant in the apartment complex told officers that one of the drug dealers drove Navarro’s police car, carried a police badge and wore a bulletproof vest, according to court documents.
According to Navarro’s attorney, Michael Band, Mayoli made a copy of Navarro’s car key and drove the police car around while Navarro was on vacation with his family.
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