Hollywood police busted a couple on Thursday who were selling heroin and other drugs out of their home near an elementary school, an arrest report said.
The west Hollywood house where Adina Spry, a 33-year-old Miami-Dade corrections officer, and her 35-year-old boyfriend Marcus Wright, aka Pop, lived on 71st Avenue was littered with large quantities of narcotics when police served a search warrant Thursday morning, according to the report.
Investigators confiscated nearly 2 1/2 ounces of heroin mixed with the extremely powerful and potentially deadly painkiller fentanyl. They also found and took a gram of cocaine, 1 ½ grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, a card skimming device, a gun and nearly $5,000 in cash, police said.
Beginning in February, a confidential informant made a series of five undercover drug buys from Wright.
Each time, Wright would ride a bicycle from his home between Johnson and Buchanan streets and deliver the dope to the informant. They would meet on a nearby street and make a discreet hand-to-hand transaction while detectives watched from afar, an arrest report said.
Spry and Wright’s residence in the 700 block of North 71st Avenue is within 1,000 feet, or about thee and one-third football field lengths, from Hollywood Park Elementary School, police said.
When investigators came knocking with their search warrant, Wright lamented, “I am f—– man, I know what’s up.”
Spry, on the otherhand, “at no time looked or acted like she was concerned about the incident,” Detective Sergio Lopez wrote in his report.
She also denied knowing anything about Wright’s drug sales and said she had not seen any narcotics, even though “all the narcotics were located in plain view of both defendants,” Lopez wrote.
Spry, who works for Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation, has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of her case, an agency spokesman said.
“MDCR takes allegations of employee misconduct seriously and this arrest should send a strong message that employees involved in these types of crimes will not be tolerated and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law,” the spokesman, Juan Diasgranados, said in a statement. “MDCR will continue to cooperate with the Hollywood Police Department regarding this incident.”
Spry is being held on $100,000 bond at a jail in Pompano Beach.
Wright’s bond was set at $298,000. He is at the Broward Main Jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale.