Fla. Corrections Officer Arrested for Dealing in Painkillers

By: FDLE Release
By: FDLE Release

September 30, 2011 -

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Gainesville Field Office, Levy County Sheriff’s (LCSO) Office and the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested Richard Monroe Harris, 26, of Cross City, Fla. for one count of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute. Harris is a detentions deputy with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation began in July when the LCSO asked FDLE to look into allegations that Harris was both using and participating in the sale of prescription drugs in the community. The investigation revealed that Harris has been a broker for a number of narcotics transactions. Harris was arrested after he acted as the middle man in a controlled narcotics transaction involving oxycodone. Agents allege that Harris was brokering prescription drugs for cash as well as acquiring pills for his personal use.

Harris was booked into the Dixie County Jail. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit.

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