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Bradenton psychologist charged with smuggling drugs into Sarasota jail

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a licensed psychologist from Bradenton for illegally providing controlled substances to an inmate at the Sarasota County jail.

A corrections sergeant developed intelligence information that Holli Bodner, 51, of the 7300 block of Kensington Court, Bradenton, agreed to supply an inmate with Oxycodone and Lorazepam during prearranged visits at the jail, according to a news release.

Sheriff’s office detectives monitored four occasions in the month of December during which Bodner met with and supplied an inmate with narcotics. Detectives recovered the drugs from the inmate immediately after each meeting, according to the report.

Bodner was arrested Friday afternoon as she arrived at the jail for another scheduled appointment with the inmate.

Shewas charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility, all felonies.

She was released Saturday evening after posting $4,000 bond.

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