Florida Cop Busted for Letting Drug Offender Go After Oral Sex

By McCarton Ackerman 10/15/14

Deputy Ted Arboleda begged his victim not to tell anyone. She did anyway.

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A Florida deputy has been arrested after letting a woman escape arrest and drug possession charges in exchange for sexual favors.

Deputy Ted Arboleda was arrested by his fellow colleagues in the Broward Sheriff’s Office and slammed with felony charges for unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior. The incident took place at a gas station in 2013, when Arboleda learned that a 32-year-old woman had marijuana and an unmarked bottle of prescription pills on her person. The 32-year-old woman was also driving without a license. After initially declining a monetary bribe, he gave her back the drugs and drove the woman back to her home.

It was there that he eventually agreed to her offer of oral sex in exchange for not being arrested. Although Arboleda begged her not to tell anyone, she eventually reported the incident to her boyfriend and he notified the Sheriff’s Office. Arboleda was placed on leave last August and ultimately turned himself into police last Monday. He was released on bond shortly after.

"It's discouraging and it's demoralizing to the 99.9% of the men and women that work so hard and so diligently,” said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

Of course, Arboleda isn’t the first boneheaded cop when it comes to drug-related matters. In 2009, an undercover officer in North Carolina was arrested after trying to sell drugs to another undercover officer. The unnamed officer from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office met with deputies from the Statesville Police Department and attempted to sell them marijuana. After being placed under arrest, the drug-dealing cop was released shortly after.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.