Florida Keys Jail Employee Arrested on Drug Charges

020719 Stacey Medina Stephen Jones
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

A detention center employee in the Florida Keys has lost her job after she was arrested on drug possession charges, officials said.

Stacey Lynn Medina, a former civilian employee with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at the Monroe County Detention Center in Key West, was arrested Thursday on cocaine and marijuana possession charges, officials said.

Arrested along with the 43-year-old Medina was 45-year-old Stephen William Jones, authorities said.

Authorities said a deputy stopped Jones and Medina after the car they were in had a non-functioning brake light. The deputy searched the car and found marijuana and crack rocks, as well as a notebook that was used to record drug sales, authorities said.

When deputies searched the trunk, they found two field test kits used by law enforcement to test drugs, officials said. Authorities are still trying to determine where the kits came from.

Medina, who worked as a programs staff assistant, was fired Thursday morning. Her job had been to help organize and administer inmate improvement programs including providing legal research, fielding dietary requests, offering GED and other educational training as well as substance abuse counseling.

Medina and Jones were booked into jail. Attorney information wasn't available.

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