Some public officials are just not what they used to be. Jeffrey Hunter, 59, City Commissioner for DeLand City, was arrested on Wednesday on drug charges, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He has been charged with delivering or selling hydrocodone, a controlled substance and one of the drugs involved in the opioid crisis. The authorities first suspected him since February, when he was victim of a fraud and extortion case. Agents involved in that case discovered that Hunter may have given his ex-girlfriend the drugs on multiple occasions, which led to the investigation of the current case he’s a part of. Hunter is being held on a $25,000 bond, and is currently booked in the Volusia County Jail. It is currently unknown who will be acting as the DeLand City Commissioner while he is being prosecuted.
DeLand City Commissioner Jeffrey Hunter was arrested Wednesday on drug charges, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Hunter, 59, has been under investigation since February 2018, authorities said. He faces a charge of sale or delivery of hydrocodone.
Authorities learned Hunter may have been involved in drugs while investigating a fraud and extortion case in which he was a victim. Agents discovered that Hunter had allegedly given his ex-girlfriend pills on several occasions, officials said.
Hunter was booked into the Volusia County Jail on a $25,000 bond. Continue at the Orlando Sentinel