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Press Release
December 20, 2018
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Florida Correctional Officer Trainee Arrested

SNEADS, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Trainee Otis Pennywell. Pennywell is charged with introduction of contraband, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Pennywell was transported to the Jackson County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Glenn Hess of the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

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

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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.

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