Nassau County deputy arrested on drug charges


YULEE, Fla. – A Nassau County sheriff's deputy was arrested Tuesday night on charges of conspiracy to engage in trafficking hydrocodone.

Stuart James Raulerson, 38, was also charged with the sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church or school.

Sources with knowledge of the investigation tell News4Jax that Raulerson is accused of selling his own prescription medication to another man for re-sale. Sources also said the deputy denies the allegations, saying there is no physical evidence to support the charges

Reports said that a warrant was issued for Raulerson's arrest after an internal investigation which led to a sworn statement from the man accused of buying the drugs from Raulerson.

Sheriff Bill Leeper confirmed that Raulerson was fired upon his arrest. 

Raulerson was released from jail after posting a $150,000 bond.