OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - An Osceola County deputy has bonded out of jail after he was arrested on charges of trafficking prescription drugs.
Deputy Sheriff Jason Sigman, 38, was arrested Saturday afternoon after deputies got word Sigman contacted an informant to make arrangements to purchase oxycodone illegally.
"We don't tolerate criminal activity regardless of who breaks the law," said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies conducted an undercover operation and said Sigman, who was on duty and in his uniform, purchased Percocet from an informant while being monitored by undercover agents.
“During that operation, Sigman, in uniform and on duty, purchased Percocet pills from the informant. Based on this information he was arrested,” Lizasuain said.
The deputy was arrested and taken to the Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed.
He told deputies he intended to consume some of the pills.
According to a report, Sigman paid $40 for 20 pills.
He was later taken to the Osceola County Jail and booked on a $50,000 bond, but bonded out about midnight.
Sigman has been with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office since 2008.
He was removed from duty without pay, pending the full firing process.
“He was immediately removed from duty, without pay, and we are in the process of termination at this point,” Lizasuain said.
According to Florida law, because of the amount of pills he’s accused of purchasing, he could spend a minimum of three years in prison if he’s convicted.