Deputy arrested for bringing illegal drugs in St. Mary Parish Jail

Deputy arrested for bringing illegal drugs in St. Mary Parish Jail
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POSTED: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:59am

UPDATED: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:09pm

A deputy was arrested for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into the St. Mary Parish Jail.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that its agency intercepted a package at the jail on Friday, April 12. They say it contained marijuana and the prescription medication Desyrel.

Detectives learned that Derek Martin, a deputy with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, was involved in brining the contraband into the jail.

Martin, of Lafayette, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17 shortly after 9:00 p.m. He was charged with Malfeasance in Office, Principle to Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Principle to Possession of a Legend Drug (Desyrel) with Intent to Distribute, and Entering Contraband into a Penal Institution.
 

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