After a joint investigation with the Polk Correctional Institute (PCI) in Polk City, FL, and the Inspector General of the FL Department of Corrections, detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigations Unit have arrested a guard employed by the Polk Correctional Institute.
Freddie McFarlane, DOB 7/20/69, was arrested
around 9:00 a.m. on September 18, 2002, at his moonlighting job as a
security guard at the Lakeland Square Mall in North Lakeland, after an
undercover narcotics detective arranged to give him 2 ounces of cocaine
and $400 to be smuggled into PCI. Polk Sheriff's detectives received
information from PCI that McFarlane has been involved in smuggling
narcotics into the facility and providing them to inmates. McFarlane
has been booked into the Polk County Jail, where he has been
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