Daytona Beach Correctional Officer Arrested in Joint Undercover Operation
Based on information developed and provided by the Florida Department of Corrections Inspector General’s Office, a Florida correctional officer was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents Wednesday night and charged with three felonies relating to the introduction of contraband into a prison.
Shantell Adkins, 22, who worked at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, has been charged with sale and delivery of cannabis, money laundering and use of a two-way communication device during the commission of a felony.
“I stand with my law enforcement partners in our commitment to root out the introduction of contraband into our facilities, which can seriously impact the safety of our staff and inmates, and even the public,” said Department of Corrections Secretary Walter McNeil. “We appreciate their cooperation and responsiveness to our request for assistance.”
At the conclusion of a three-week joint investigation between DOC, FDLE and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, Adkins met with an undercover FDLE agent and accepted one ounce of marijuana and $200 as payment to introduce the marijuana into Tomoka CI.
Adkins, who started with the DOC in 2007, is currently in the Volusia County Jail.