Marijuana found in Flagler County jail, probationary civilian employee arrested

Victoria Ferguson had been an employee at the Sheriff's Office since May 24, 2017.
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May. 1, 2018

A probationary Flagler County Sheriff’s Office civilian CCTV Operator at the Flagler County Detention Facility was arrested Tuesday, May 1, after being charged with the introduction of contraband into a detention facility, according to a news release by the FCSO.

During a routine inspection by the office’s K-9 units, K-9 Tag alerted deputies to a locker in the employee area of the jail. The locker was assigned to Victoria Ferguson. Under three grams of marijuana was found in Ferguson’s purse.

She was immediately arrested and fired for failure to meet the conditions of her probationary period. Ferguson, who had been an employee at the Sheriff’s Office since May 24, 2017, is being held at the Flagler County jail on a $3,000 bond.

“I’m very disappointed that a Sheriff’s Office employee would violate our drug free workplace and other policies and bring drugs into the jail,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a release. “I will not tolerate employees tarnishing the good reputation of our agency and the many men and women that work hard to serve our community in an ethical and professional manner.”