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{STREETZMORNINGTAKEOVER} Atlanta police officer arrested in raid where $30K in drugs were seized


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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – Investigators said that, while they raided a home at which people were suspected of selling drugs, they found an Atlanta police officer who was not assigned to the investigation.

On Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., the College Park SWAT team raided a home in the Alexandria Landing apartment complex on Godby Road.

Investigators were looking for suspects Jeremy Lane and Tony Robinson. When they kicked down the door, they found Lane and Robinson and also found Officer Iris Rowe.

Officials arrested all three individuals and attempted to question Rowe about whether she had any involvement in the drug activity. She chose not to make any statements.

Two children were also inside of the home during the raid, officials confirmed. Investigators said one of the men involved is Rowe’s boyfriend.

“Investigating officers were able to find a large amount of marijuana and an assortment of pills inside of the apartment,” authorities told Channel 2 Action News.

The drugs had a street value of approximately $30,000, according to the College Park Police Department.

Police also found high-caliber weapons and plenty of ammunition.

Rowe faces three drug charges, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of illegal drugs in a drug-free zone. She was placed on leave from the Atlanta Police Department pending the investigation.

Rowe joined the Atlanta Police Department in July 2016. She has been a mobile patrol officer in Zone 3 for nearly a year.

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