Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A.
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

407-401-7224 866-784-0023 email us

Linked In

Defending Liberty, Protecting Freedom, and Fighting for Justice when it Matters Most

Former TSA Agent Admits Part in Drug Trafficking Scheme

A former agent with the federal Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is facing a maximum of 35 years in prison after admitting her role in a scheme to move Oxycodone from Florida to New York.

49-year-old Bridgette Jones pleaded guilty to federal extortion and bribery charges after a federal investigation revealed that she accepted payments from drug traffickers moving prescription drugs across state lines. The group would purchase pills in Florida and then transport them to the northeast via commercial airplane. Although the pills cost roughly $5 each in Florida, the group would sell them to narcotics dealers in Connecticut for about $13 each. The proceeds from the sales were then flown back to Florida. As a TSA agent, Jones was able to help the smugglers bypass security screenings.

In all, twenty people now face charges for their part in the scheme, including a former Florida State Trooper.

Law makers in Florida and throughout the country are becoming increasingly concerned about trafficking in prescription drugs. As a result, there are likely to be increased enforcement efforts by both state and federal authorities. And, as Jones and her partners may learn, convictions for these crimes come with hefty penalties.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you love is under investigation for drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, drug possession, or any other drug crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. A criminal defense lawyer can assess your case and help you protect your rights. For more information, contact an attorney today.

No Comments

Leave a comment

Comment Information

Our Office

Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A.
17 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-401-7224
Toll Free: 866-784-0023
Fax: 407-849-1321
Orlando Law Office Map

Contact Our Orlando Defense Firm Today

We invite you to schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 407-401-7224 (local) or 866-784-0023 (toll free) today.

You may also reach our attorneys by contacting our firm online.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy