- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida city commissioner has been arrested on a drug charge.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement news release says DeLand City Commissioner Jeffrey Hunter was charged Wednesday with sale or delivery of hydrocodone.

State law enforcement began investigating Hunter in February. Officials say he had given his former girlfriend hydrocodone pills on at least seven separate occasions. He had also left her voicemails about the pain pills.

The FDLE became involved after Hunter told Volusia County Sheriff’s Office detectives that his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend were blackmailing him. The new boyfriend has been charged with extortion.

Hunter was being held on $25,000 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

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