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Deputy Goes From Jail to Hospital After Arrest for Hit and Run-Drug Charges
July 06, 2016 Arrest for Hit and Run-Drug Charges
Broward sheriff’s Deputy Santiago Mayorga, 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of a crash and possession of marijuana, LSD and Adderall.
Arrest for Hit and Run-Drug Charges-After spending a night in jail, Santiago Mayorga was hospitalized early Wednesday for a medical evaluation.
Medical staff at the jail recommended Mayorga’s hospital evaluation.
Mayorga is suspended with pay. He has been relieved of his badge, BSO identification card, and BSO vehicle while the investigation continues.
Mayorga was off-duty when the alleged crash happened. He told investigators he was returning from a friend’s home.
A search warrant turned up 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana, six grams of Adderall, 10 hits of LSD and various smoking utensils, investigators said. The marijuana grinder was found in the center console of Mayorga’s patrol car and a cigarette wrapper containing an unidentified “chalky residue” was on the passenger’s seat, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report.
Penny Reynolds said she was driving her 2012 Mazda when Mayorga side – swiped her with his marked patrol car as she exited Interstate 95 and merged onto Copans Road about 10:20 p.m. Monday.
“I was jolted unexpectedly,” said Reynolds, of Pompano Beach. “I couldn’t believe it was a deputy’s car and he wasn’t stopping.”
Scratches and dents on Reynolds’ vehicle and Mayorga’s patrol car were consistent with Reynolds’ account of the hit-run, the report said.
When investigators went to Mayorga’s Pompano Beach home Tuesday morning, through a window they saw a plastic bag filled with marijuana on a living room table and drug paraphernalia on the floor.