BONIFAY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Florida police officer has been arrested after he was found to be selling opioid tablets out of his marked patrol car.
Bonifay Police Officer, Dwayne White, 48, was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agents Friday night.
FDLE began its investigation in Sept. at the request of the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. HCSO received information that White was selling prescription opioid tablets.
Earlier this month, FDLE agents made a controlled purchase of opioid tablets from White. At the time of the purchase, FDLE said White was selling the drugs out of his marked patrol vehicle, while in uniform, and was using his personal cell phone to facilitate the drug deals.
White is being charged with selling a controlled substance within 1000 feet of an assisted living facility and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
He was taken to the Walton County Jail.
The Office of the State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit is prosecuting this case. The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and Bonifay Police Department are helping with the investigation.