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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bristol Man Arrested For Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

Jackson County Drug Task Force Arrest Action At I-10 Truck Stop Near Marianna

On the evening of Friday, October 02, 2009, investigators with the Florida Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General, Florida Highway Patrol Contraband Interdiction Unit, investigators with the Chipley Police Department and investigators with the Jackson County Drug Task conducted an undercover investigation relating to the introduction of contraband into a state prison.

Timothy Jerome Dykes of Bristol, Florida was arrested today at the Travel Centers of America Truck Stop in Marianna, Florida after purchasing Loritab pain medication, containing hydrocodone, from an undercover police officer. Dykes is an employee of the Florida Department of Corrections and works at the Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley, Florida as a maintenance vocational instructor.

Through the investigation investigators learned Dykes was purchasing the medication to smuggle into the prison where he is employed. Dykes is being charged with Trafficking Hydrocodone, over 14 grams and Introduction of Contraband into a State Correctional Facility.

Dykes was booked into the Jackson County Jail to await first appearance on his charges.

The Jackson County Drug Task Force is a combined effort of the Cottondale Police Department, Graceville Police Department, Marianna Police Department, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

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