MORGAN CITY, LA — 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.