POMPANO BEACH – A Broward Sheriff’s detective lands a big drug bust, but this time he is the one that ends up in the slammer.
Detective John Brindle, 45, was arrested Friday night for possession of oxycodone pills without a prescription.
Broward detectives said that the investigation began after they received a tip about Brindle, who was allegedly obtaining the pills at an Oakland Park home.
Detectives conducted surveillance of Brindle’s location and he was pulled over near I-95 and Commercial Blvd in a black Ford Taurus.
When Brindle was searched, eight pills were found in his pants pocket according to the arrest report.
Brindle served as a detective for the City of Pompano Beach for seven years.
He is currently suspended with pay pending prosecution by the State Attorney’s Office.