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Hialeah Sgt. Tomas Munoz, Arrested For Cocaine Possession, Claims Pimp Set Him Up (VIDEO)

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MIAMI -- A Hialeah Police officer has an unusual excuse after being arrested Saturday at a Miami hotel room and charged with felony possession of cocaine.

After bonding out of jail, a smiling Sgt. Tomas Munoz told reporters he was set up -- by his girlfriend's pimp.

“This all came about from a love story, you know?" Sgt. Munoz said. "I met a girl, she happens to have a pimp and we fell in love. And he doesn’t let her be free...This came about because he set the whole thing up.”

Munoz declined to detail how he came to be arrested on drugs charges at the Ernesto Hotel on 40th Avenue and Flagler Street, including a second misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

But according to Hialeah Police, he was already in hot water. Officials told WSVN that Munoz was under an Internal Affairs investigation and had already been assigned to desk duties without police authority at the time of his arrest.

Now, Local10 reports, he will be assigned at-home status and relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

When asked why he was already under investigation, Munoz declined to answer. But "I'm good," he said. "I'm gonna be good no matter what."

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