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Broward Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Possession of Oxycodone

A veteran BSO (Broward Sheriff's Office) deputy has been arrested and charged with possession of oxycodone.

Oxycodone, also known by its trade name OxyContin, is a powerful prescription painkiller. It is illegal to possess oxycodone in Florida without a valid doctor's prescription. Possession of more than 4 grams of oxycodone can constitute the crime of trafficking in oxycodone.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the deputy is accused of obtaining the pills by using his position as a police officer.

The officer was arrested after surveillance was conducted. The officer was stopped in his car and the pills were discovered.

Possession of oxycodone is a third-degree felony. Trafficking in oxycodone is a first-degree felony.

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward. Attorney Eric Matheny represents clients charged with drug possession and drug trafficking offenses.