August 1, 2018
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
LAKE CITY, Fla - The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Officer Shanika Joseph. Joseph is charged with introduction of contraband, drug trafficking, and possession of controlled substances.
Following the arrest, Joseph was transported to the Suwannee County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister of the Third Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit FDC Inspector General's Office.
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.
119.071(2)(e), F.S., exempting all information "revealing the substance of a confession" by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.