JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office correctional officer had been arrested and fired after he sold oxycodone pills to an undercover NCIS officer, according to Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt.
During a press conference Wednesday evening Senterfitt said 28-year-old James Mock III was on duty Wednesday night when he sold the pills to the undercover officer.
Mock was wearing his uniform as he delivered 80 30-milligram pills and got $1600 in return for them at the Burger King on State Street.
Once he was taken into the Integrity Office for questioning Mock's arrest and booking report says he admitted that he sold the pills to make money.
Investigators found a pill bottle containing different kinds of controlled substances under the front seat of Mock's vehicle, the report also says.
Mock has worked for JSO since April 2011 and he became a correctional officer in November of that same year, Senterfitt said.
Because Mock had been there for less than a year he was still on probation, and Senterfitt said he was immediately terminated from the department.
Now he's facing first- and third-degree felony charges, including selling a controlled substance within 100 yards of a convenience store and possession of a controlled substance without prescription.
"We take every allegation of misconduct very seriously," Senterfitt stated.
First Coast News