Updated December 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. -
She was supposed to be performing her duties as a correctional officer at Jefferson Correctional Institution. Instead, officers say 46-year-old Pamela Branch was breaking the law.
A joint investigation with state law enforcement agencies, including the DOC, shows she was involved in:
- Trafficking in Oxycodone.
- Identity theft.
- Conspiracy to introduce contraband into the institution.
- Receiving unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.
She turned herself in Monday and bonded out the same day.
All four charges against Branch are felony charges.
She has been employed with the Department of Corrections since May 2003. An agency spokesperson said Branch has just been fired.
Updated December 20, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. -
Pamela Branch, 46, turned herself in to the Madison County Jail Monday morning.
Officials say she committed four serious crimes, while on the job.
The Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and United States Postal Inspection Service worked together to investigate Branch. She works as a correctional officer at the Jefferson Correctional Institution.
Branch is being charged with four felonies: trafficking in Oxycodone, identity theft, conspiracy to introduce contraband into the institution and receiving unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.
An FDOC Spokesperson says they are reviewing Branch's job status, but she has not been officially terminated at this time.
Her bond Monday was set for $80,000.
An official with the Madison County Jail tells me Branch bonded out yesterday after she turned herself in.
December 20, 2011 -
A Correctional Officer at Jefferson Correctional Institution who was the subject of a joint investigation with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the United States Postal Inspection Service turned herself in at the Madison County jail this morning.
Jefferson Correctional Institution Correctional Officer Pamela Branch, 46, has been charged with trafficking in Oxycodone, identity theft, conspiracy to introduce contraband into the institution and receiving unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.
All charges are felony charges.
She has been employed by the FDC since May 2003. Branch’s total bond amount is set at $80,000.
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