A Georgia cop resigned from her duties and faces multiple charges after she was busted during a drug raid at an apartment complex where $30,000 in drugs were found, police said.
Officer Iris Rowe worked for the Atlanta Police Department before she was arrested Monday during the raid.
Police told WSB-TV that investigators were searching for suspects Jeremy Laye and Tony Robinson at the Alexandria Landing apartment complex. When they raided the apartment, they found the suspects, along with Rowe and large quantities of marijuana and prescription pills with a street value of about $30,000.
College Park Police Chief Keith Meadows told WXIA officers seized 7 pounds of marijuana during the raid.
Officers also found nearly $8,000 cash and high-caliber weapons, as well as Rowe’s uniform, badge, bullet-resistant vest, police ID card and radio. Other drugs and two guns, including an AR-15, were found in the trunk of Rowe’s car, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Rowe wrote an apology to the department for what she called a “shameful act” following her arrest on Monday.
“I would like to send my deepest apologies to the department and others for this shameful act,” Rowe wrote in the resignation letter effective Wednesday.
Rowe, who spent two years on the force, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of illegal drugs in a drug-free zone. Laye and Robinson were arrested on drug charges. Laye was also charged with obstruction of an officer and possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, WSB-TV reports.
Rowe, Laye and Robinson are scheduled to appear in court on June 27.
(Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)