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Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy indicted on felony charges

Photo courtesy of the Gulfport Police Department

A Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave with pay after being indicted by a Marion County grand jury.

According to the office’s website, 47-year-old Jeffrey Carl Broom has been indicted on four counts of obtaining possession of a prescription by misrepresentation and tampering with evidence; both are felony charges.

According to the indictment, Broom allegedly committed the crimes in September 2016, while he was employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Broom has worked with Jackson County since December 2016.

Broom turned himself in last week and has been released on a $9,000 bond.

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