An Atlanta police officer faces drug charges after she was found inside a College Park apartment with two suspected drug dealers and about $30,000 worth of narcotics, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Iris Rowe is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Atlanta police told Channel 2.
She faces four drug charges — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, possession of a Schedule 2 drug with intent to distribute and possession of a MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy) — in the Monday afternoon raid at Alexandria Landing apartments on Godby Road.
Rowe remained in the Fulton County jail Wednesday. She also faces a possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony charge
Authorities began investigating the apartment after they received a tip that drugs were being sold there, Channel 2 reported.
Investigators in the drug sting identified Rowe because she had her department-issued gun and identification on her, College Park police Chief Keith Meadows told Channel 2. Atlanta police gear and uniforms were also inside the apartment.
Officers found marijuana, pills, guns, ammunition and $8,000 inside the apartment. More drugs and two guns, including an AR-15, were found in the trunk of a Rowe’s car, Channel 2 reported.
"This was a shocker to go in and apprehend 'as a suspect' another officer," College Park police Sgt. Marcus Dennarrd told Channel 2.
Jeremy Laye and Tony Robinson were also arrested and are accused of selling drugs from the home, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Both men remain in jail on drug charges, according to Fulton County jail records. Laye also faces charges of obstruction of an officer and possession of firearm by first offender probationer.
Laye’s children were also inside the home during the raid.
Police are not sure of Rowe’s involvement. Authorities questioned her, but “she didn’t make any statements at that time,” Meadows said.