Corrections Officer Arrested; Accused Of Selling Drugs To Inmates

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
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By: Elizabeth Nickerson
June 11, 2013

Crawfordville, FL- A month long investigation, puts a correctional officer behind bars. Rocky L. Butler is accused of selling drugs to inmates at the state prison in Wakulla County. He was caught by the U.S. Postal service.

"Package was intercepted by the U.S. Postal service as a suspicious package and they brought it to our attention and that is when the investigation started," said Sheriff Charlie Creel from the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office says Butler received packages including 24 baggies of heroin valued at $4,000, Spice, which is a synthetic marijuana, rolling papers for tobacco, and smoking paraphernalia, while on the job.

"That's wrong, that is not right," said a Wakulla County resident.

"You are suppose to be a role model for society, that is definitely is a cake-topper right there," said Anthony Dooley, a Crawfordville resident.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Butler worked at the Department of Corrections since October 2007 and was extraordinarily dismissed in early May. Butlers mug shot will not be released, state law protects all officers privacy.

"It greatly disturbs me when an officer goes bad because they are put in a position of trust," said Sheriff Creel.

Butler remains in the Wakulla County Jail and is under a $35,000 bond. He also faces a charge of bribery and public order crime.

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