Florida Cop: 'The Crack Is Not For Me, It's For My Wife'

04/20/2015 05:57 pm ET | Updated Apr 21, 2015

A Florida police officer arrested on suspicion of purchasing cocaine reportedly told arresting officers, "The crack is not for me, it's for my wife."

Christopher Heredia, 25, of the Sweetwater Police Department, was arrested after Miami-Dade cops witnessed him allegedly purchasing drugs in a Walgreens parking lot Thursday afternoon. When the suspect drove off, officers pulled him over, WSVN TV reports.

The police report noted that Heredia was stuttering and appeared nervous with trembling hands, according to NBC Miami.

A subsequent search revealed a baggie of crack cocaine on the driver's side floorboard as well as three Xanax pills.

That's when Heredia said the drugs were actually for his wife, the station reports.

Heredia was charged with purchasing cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, reports.

Heredia was released on $13,500 bond. The Sweetwater Police Department did not release why he was relieved of duty at the time of his arrest, telling NBC Miami that as a former officer, his personal information is protected.

The Department did release a statement saying Heredia has been "relieved of duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation."

Police also arrested Tina Schofield, 37, who allegedly sold Heredia the drugs.

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