A Florida 2010 Officer of the Year goes down, so do a Georgia police officer and a Georgia jail guard. Let's get to it:
In Savannah, Georgia, a former Savannah-Chatham Metro police officer was arrested June 27 on a raft of drug-related charges. Floyd Sawyer, 44, went down after federal authorities got information last year that a Savannah police officer working off-duty security at a local night club was extorting drugs from dealers in the club and selling them for his own benefit. The feds set up a sting with an informant posing as a dealer. The fake dealer entered the club with a cell phone, a bottle of fake Oxycontin pills, and other items. The fake dealer was soon detained by Sawyer and another officer and taken to a secluded area of the club, where they took his drugs and phone, then threw him out of the club. Sawyer is charged with drug trafficking conspiracy, extortion, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and lying to federal agents. Sawyer is out on $25,000 bail. He was fired after the sting went down last year.
In Brunswick, Georgia, a former Glynn County Detention Center officer was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation after he was caught smuggling Oxycodone and Armodafinil, both prescription opioids, into the jail. Robert Woodcock, 36, pleaded guilty last week to possession of prescription drugs with the intent to distribute, crossing county prison lines with narcotics, and violating his oath of office. He was arrested in May when sheriff's deputies found the drugs on him and in his car when he entered the jail.