Veteran state trooper arrested on drug charges

Published on March 13, 2023 at 3:05 pm

The FBI arrested a Florida Highway Patrol trooper with 22 years of experience in Duval County after buying drugs from an undercover operative, according to federal court filings.

Joshua Earrey, who was also assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, was arrested on charges of being an “unlawful user or addict of controlled substances in possession of a firearm,” the filings said.

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The report stated that a cooperating defendant, who was arrested for homeland security offenses in August 2022, provided information about Earrey to the Department of Homeland Security. Earrey, who had back surgery in January, was working light administrative desk duty through March.

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