RAIFORD (CBSMiami/AP) — Two Florida State Prison guards were arrested in connection to a pain pill distribution ring, according to authorities.READ MORE: Man Sought In NW Miami-Dade Machete Attack
The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office reports that corrections officer Dylan Hilliard was arrested June 11th after detectives purchased Oxycodone from him. Maj. Charles Combs was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with distribution of the drugs in the prison.
Authorities say Hilliard purchased large amounts of the drug from people with prescriptions and then sold the drugs.READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Officers Take Oath To 'Serve And Protect' To Next Level With Moving Gesture
Combs was fired after his arrest and is being held on $450,000 bail. Hilliard resigned.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the sheriff’s office identified 81 others in the investigation, including numerous Florida Department of Corrections employees, who have been suspended from active duty.
Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said the FDOC cooperated with the investigation.MORE NEWS: 2 Diners Injured In Partial Deck Collapse At Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Eatery
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