An Internal Affairs investigation involving former CCSO Sergeant James White is now closed following the release of an investigative report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
FDLE’s investigation involved criminal allegations dealing with trafficking in a controlled substance, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Upon learning of FDLE’s investigation in October of last year, James White was immediately placed on administrative leave and an internal investigation was opened to document the information brought forth by FDLE. James White was terminated in July of this year for an unrelated violation of policy, prior to this investigation’s completion.
FDLE’s investigation revealed a package containing gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) was shipped to an address in Port Charlotte belonging to James White’s in-laws and was tracked by electronic devices registered to White.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit has reviewed FDLE’s investigation and finds a preponderance of evidence to sustain the charge of Violation of Law.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has closed its administrative investigation and will have no further action in this matter, as James White is no longer employed by the agency and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement completed the criminal investigation.
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Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office