Lake County corrections officer arrested with cannabis

Joshua Crotty
Joshua Crotty

A Lake County corrections officer has been arrested after cannabis was found in his vehicle.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Corrections Officer Joshua Crotty after conducting a traffic stop of his vehicle Wednesday night.

Agents had received an anonymous tip that Crotty was purchasing cannabis in the area. After an investigation of the allegations, agents conducted a traffic stop of his vehicle. A K-9 conducted an area search of the vehicle an alerted to the odor of cannabis.

A search of the vehicle revealed a mason jar in a rear compartment of the vehicle with suspected cannabis which field tested positive.

Crotty was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail charged with purchase of cannabis over 20 grams.

Crotty has worked at the Lake County Detention Center since October of 2006. He is currently on suspension pending his termination.