Florida city official arrested with meth pipe stuck up his rectum

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organized crimeAnother politician behaving badly.

CBS Miami reports, April 7, 2014, that last December, Carlos López, 45, a high-ranking Florida city official concealed a meth glass pipe from police by inserting it in his rectum just before he was arrested.

Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez

López was arrested in Fort Lauderdale for using methamphetamine while driving through Hialeah’s downtown area. He was Hialeah’s purchasing director at the time of his arrest.

The arrest report, signed by an officer identified as R. Goderstad, said: “López appeared visually shaken and seating. Lopez’s face was flushed from an apparent rise in body temperature and pupils were dilated. As Lopez searched for his license I observed involuntary muscle spasms in Lopez’s face as well as slurred repetitive speech. These symptoms are consistent with being under the influence of methamphetamine.”

Officer Goderstad saw López’s 2008 Hyundai driving slowly on 4th Avenue NW when several men approached the vehicle. The men ran away when they saw the patrol car. López then accelerated the car to 50 MPH in a residential zone where the speed limit is 25. Goderstad stopped him.

Goderstad’s report says he suspected that López was under the influence of drugs and called a canine unit. A unit officer found a small metal container with methamphetamine.

During the inspection, Goderstad noticed that López had his pants unbuttoned and asked him if he was hiding something, which López initially denied. The canine unit officer “began speaking with Lopez at which time Lopez admitted to have a methamphetamine glass pipe inside his anal cavity,” the police report said. “Lopez then stated he placed it in his rectum as he was being pulled over so I wouldn’t find it if I searched his vehicle.”

The arrest report goes on to say López was taken to a hospital to have the pipe removed.

López has been in trouble while working for the City of Hialeah before:

  • In 2005, he was suspended for nearly a month for drug use.
  • In November 1997, López was suspended for 30 days for an unspecified reason.
  • In 1998, he was suspended for two days.
  • In June 2013, Edith Galloza, a City of Hialeah employee, said she was forced to retire because of her supervisor Carlos Lopez’s abusive behavior. In a June 26 resignation email to Mayor Carlos Hernandez, Galloza says Lopez intimidated her and created a hostile work environment. The day she sent the email, Galloza claims Lopez shouted “shut the fuck up” twice during a brief meeting they both had with Human Resources Director Melissa Negron to discuss why Galloza was retiring.

In spite of his arrest in December 2013 for meth use, two months later in February 2014, López was transferred from purchasing director to a leadership post as property superintendent of the City of Hialeah.

Hialeah mayor Carlos Hernández did not respond to questions by El Nuevo Herald. Arnie Alonso, Hernández’s chief of staff, said that the City of Hialeah had taken “appropriate management measures” in López’s case and that they were awaiting court procedures in the Fort Lauderdale case.

A spokesman for the Broward state attorney’s office said there is a hearing in Lopez’s case scheduled for May 7.


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0 responses to “Florida city official arrested with meth pipe stuck up his rectum

  1. Oh my gosh….this is too much! Talk about Breaking Bad …WIND!

  2. Gives a whole new dimension to blowing smoke up ones butt.

  3. Besides having a glass tube up his ______. This yeahoo was allowed to float from one position to another without censure for his behavior. The woman he harassed should sue the pants off the city–they have been negligent for sometime it would appear.

  4. Roses are red
    Crystal meth is white
    I’ve got a glass pipe up my ass
    And now I can’t wipe.

  5. Party not mentioned… lemme guess, Democrat!

    • I spent 1/2 hour searching for Lopez’ party ID, in vain. But if he were a Republican, we can be sure some reporter would have mentioned it!

  6. He gives a whole new meaning to riding high.
    Sure makes one wonder what he had on other officials that he was never fired, but promoted.

  7. People who live with glass asses shouldn’t sit down, or there’ll be some changes made!

  8. Must be the nephew or brother of someone important to keep getting rewarded with new positions. Laughing and smoking all the way to the bank.

  9. LOL – I guess the Gators getting blown out of the NCAA tournament was just too much for him.


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  11. Why is this putz still on the government payroll!

  12. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this amazing post. It is remarkable Florida gave him a promotion, given his past history. How disgusting!

  13. My long-time friend, artist Steve Smith of Gulfport, Florida, in a recent email mentioned a few bizarre politicos being elected or re-elected state-wide, so this fellow looks to be ready for a new career in politics.
    There was one sentence by the reporter that especially struck me: “López appeared visually shaken and seating.” I imagine that in López’s case, seating will present new challenges, some of which are likely to leave him shaking….

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