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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
October 2, 2015
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Correctional Officer in Training Arrested Following OIG Investigation

BRISTOL, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) yesterday arrested Correctional Officer in Training (TEA) Zephaniah De’lemetriti Mike following an OIG criminal investigation. Mike has been charged with Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband, Unlawful Compensation by a Public Official, Introduction of Contraband and Unlawful Use of a Two-way Communication Device.

Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported TEA Mike to the Wakulla County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.  

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Information, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety.  § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.


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