Fla. officer charged with buying oxycodone on duty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- An Orlando police officer has been arrested in an oxycodone sting while on duty.

Police Chief Paul Rooney said Officer Jaime Bridges paid $40 for two pills that contained acetaminophen and oxycodone from a confidential informant Friday. The informant gave authorities a heads up earlier in the week that she was looking to buy.

Bridges had just started her shift when she allegedly bought the pills. She was asked to return to the station and charged with purchasing oxycodone, official misconduct and receiving unlawful compensation for official behavior. Bridges is an 11-year-veteran.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://lb.vg/a8r13 ) reported she worked in the drug unit for about two years and knew the informant through her work.

Bridges was relieved of duty with pay while criminal and internal investigations are conducted.