Officer Iris Rowe resigned Wednesday after her arrest during a drug raid in College Park, Georgia, on Monday, police said.
(Fulton County Jail)
An Atlanta police officer apologized and gave Wednesday after being arrested during a raid in which $30,000 in drugs was seized, authorities said.
Officer Iris Rowe was set to be “dismissed” from her employment with the Atlanta Police Department on Thursday, but instead chose to tender her resignation a day early, Atlanta police said.
“Today, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, I, Iris Rowe will resign from the Atlanta Police Department. I would like to send my deepest apologies to the department, and others for this disgraceful act,” said Rowe in a handwritten letter.
Breaking #AtlantaPolice: resignation letter of an officer caught in drug case. “…my deepest apologies… for this disgraceful act.” @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/vRqi9Rl0hZ
— Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) 13 June 2018
Rowe was discovered Monday in College Park is an apartment complex with two suspects, a police squad was investigating for allegedly selling drugs, WSB-TV reported.
“This was a shock to go in and arrest ‘suspicious’ another officer,” College Park police Sgt. Marcus Dennard told the station.
When officers tried to question Rowe, who are not assigned to the research, about her involvement in the drug activity, she chose not to answer, WJAX-TV reported. Officials said she showed no remorse.
APD Officer Iris Rowe is retiring from the department after being arrested during a drug raid. Stay with @wsbtv for the most recent information. pic.twitter.com/HzSZ0G60wv
— Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) 13 June 2018
The drugs held a retail price of nearly 30,000 euros, police said.
The researchers found high-caliber weapons, ammunition, almost $ 8,000 in cash, together with the officer’s uniform, badge, vest, radio, and ID, the station said. Two guns, including an AR-15, and more drugs were found in the trunk of Rowe’s of Nissan.
“I would like to send my deepest apologies to the department, and others for this disgraceful act.”
– Officer Iris Rowe, Atlanta Police
The police arrested two other suspects, Jeremy Laye and Tony Robinson, accused of selling drugs.
Rowe, who joined the Atlanta Police Department in 2016, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of illegal drugs in a drug-free zone.