BONIFAY, Fla. (WDHN) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement have arrested Bonifay police officer Dwayne Frazier White for selling opioids from the back of his patrol vehicle.
According to multiple sources, the FDLE conducted an investigation into White in September at the request of the Holmes County Sheriff Office.
Agents said that they made a controlled purchase of opioid tablets from White’s patrol vehicle while he was in his officer uniform.
WDHN reached out to the Bonifay Police Department for comment, but they were unable to speak with us at this time.
Mayor James E. Sims released this statement to us saying that White is currently suspended until the police chief and FDLE have concluded their investigation.
Many residents are glad that white was arrested but feel some trust has been broken between police and citizens.
“You know there’s a lot of good ways to make money, extra money,” said Bonifay resident Evan Mann. “There’s no reason, I believe, for anybody to stoop down to sell drugs like that, especially if you’re gonna be a police officer. Why not try to shoot for a promotion? Why not try to get your CDL or something? There’s a lot more ways to make more money.”
But even with this incident, Mann still has hope in the city.
“I still believe in the police station,” said Mann. “I believe in the community. I believe we can work through it, and I believe we can make it through and be better than we were before.”
White is currently being held at the Walton County Jail.