Friday, May 14, 2010
ARLS Marchman Act Blog - Fort Lauderdale cop faces drug charges
A Fort Lauderdale police officer was arrested Thursday on charges of buying drugs on duty and having drugs and paraphernalia in his patrol car, possibly indicating he was using drugs on the job.
Justin Krashefski, 27, a four-year patrol officer, was suspended without pay and may be terminated within a couple of weeks, Police Chief Frank Adderley said. "We sent a message immediately that we're not going to tolerate that type of behavior in the agency," the chief said.
Krashefski has no prior criminal history in Florida, records show. He was charged with possession of oxycodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and solicitation to commit a felony. The third-degree felony charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The defendant was jailed on $4,500 bond.