LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) - A state corrections officer in central Florida has been arrested on charges of attempting to purchase cocaine from an undercover narcotics detective.
An arrest report shows 44-year-old Freddie Baker attempted to buy cocaine Tuesday night from an undercover detective at a Leesburg gas station. He was arrested and charged early Wednesday with cocaine possession and solicitation of another to purchase cocaine.
Baker was booked into the Lake County jail and later released on bail. The Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Baker is a control-room sergeant at the Lake Correctional Institution in Clermont. He has worked for the state since 2006.
Officials are in the process of determining whether to dismiss him. Baker did not immediately have an attorney.