A Key West firefighter was caught with cocaine at work, according to police.
The 26-year-old was arrested Friday on a felony charge of cocaine possession after a police dog alerted officers to a locker inside a bedroom where the man was staying.
The K-9 also sniffed out the man’s truck where police claim they found an unspecified amount of cocaine.
Possession of any amount of cocaine is a felony.
The man was suspended until an investigation is complete.
The arrest came after Key West police and Homeland Security agents did a sweep of all three Key West fire stations at the same time Friday. They were acting on a tip about narcotics received by the Key West police’s special investigations unit.
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