Thursday, September 27, 2007

Corrections officer arrested in Pinellas County

PINELLAS COUNTY - A corrections officer that works at the Largo Road Prison facility, located on Ulmerton Road in Largo was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Sheriff's narcotics arrested 24-year-old Kevin Rix and charged him with unlawful compensation, introducing contraband into a prison system, and trafficking in cocaine.

Investigators arrested Rix after they were able to determine that he gave drugs to inmates in exchange for cash. Rix is being held at the Pinellas County Jail.

Rix has been working as a correctional officer since 2005.

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