PATTERSON, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said another person has been arrested in connection with an attempt to smuggle illegal items into a parish jail.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Joseph Gary, 27, of Patterson was arrested around 7:15 p.m. Thursday. He was recently released from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center after serving time on drug charges.
He was charged on a warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a legend drug (Desyrel) with intent to distribute and introduction of contraband into a penal institution.
He was booked into the parish jail and then taken to another facility for housing.
Derek Martin of Lafayette, a deputy with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, was arrested Wednesday night. He is suspected of getting contraband into the jail in Centerville.
Investigators said they intercepted a package on April 12, which led them to Martin.
He faces the following charges:
Malfeasance in office
Principle to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
Principle to possession of a legend drug with intent to distribute
Entering contraband into a penal institution