A former Rome police officer is now facing multiple drug charges in Polk County after Polk County authorities discovered drugs during the book-in process at the Polk County Jail on Wednesday.
Ambar Monica Velazquez, 32, of Rome was arrested at a motel in Floyd County on Monday as she was found to be in possession of a glass pipe with meth residue, Xanax and a ledger that showed recorded drug sales.
Velazquez was charged with possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule II substance with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV substance, possession of a schedule II substance and probation violation.
Velazquez was relocated to the Polk County jail for her protection since she was a former police officer. Upon her arrival at the Polk County jail, officers performed a search and recovered approximately 90 Xanax pills hidden in her shoe.
Velazquez was then charged with possession of a schedule IV drug with intent to distribute, drugs not in original container, possession of a schedule IV substance and carrying drugs across a guard line. Velazquez remains in custody at the time of this publication. Four property bonds totaling $10,100 have been set.
Velazquez was arrested in January and accused of stealing 500 Xanax pills from a Rome pharmacy.
Velazquez was fired from the Rome Police Department in 2011 for having a relationship with a felon and is currently on probation as a result of a misdemeanor theft by taking charge after she plead guilty for not turning in her uniforms and ticket books from the Rome Police Department.
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