Officers Charged With Lying And Drug Smuggling In Jail
LABELLE, FL. -- On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Hendry County Sheriff's Correctional Officer, 33 year old, Joshua Jeffrey Boone was arrested on charges of Perjury after it was discovered that he had been untruthful during an investigation into alleged criminal activity.
Boone was placed on Administrative Leave without pay until the completion of the investigation. Boone was released from the Hendry County jail Wednesday on $3,500 bond.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, October 24, 2013, Hendry County Correctional Officer, 27 year old Peter Thornton, was arrested and charged with Introduction of Contraband to a Detention Facility (prescription pills) and Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a Detention Facility.
Thornton was placed on Administrative Leave without pay until the completion of the investigation.
Thornton was released Thursday on $4,500 bond.
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said, "We are very disappointed in the actions of both of these deputies. The behavior reported cannot be tolerated and we will continue to investigate the allegations filed against both officers."