Dixie correctional officer arrested on drug charges

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its own employees Thursday on drug charges.

Colby R. Driggers of Cross City, who had been a correctional officer at the county jail in Cross City for about a year, was charged with three counts of selling Oxycodone.

Driggers’ arrest was reportedly part of an ongoing drug investigation that started in June. In a statement issued by the Sheriff’s Office following the arrest, officials said there was no indication that any of the offenses happened while Driggers was on-duty or at the jail or at any other department facility. Continue reading

Pinal County sheriff’s jail commander resigns

FLORENCE – The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says its jail commander has resigned and a sergeant has been placed on leave after allegations against them.

Jail commander Joe McAuliffe was placed on leave July 1 during a review into allegations of deception and failure to disclose pre-employment information.

McAuliffe gave two weeks’ notice Friday that he would resign, but Sheriff Paul Babeu accepted the resignation effective immediately.

Babeu placed 18-year sheriff’s office veteran Scott Gillen on paid leave Tuesday for what the sheriff calls “severe allegations that will be fully investigated.”

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an allegation of possible criminal wrongdoing against Gillen.

source: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/08/02/20090802pinalcountyresign.html