THE INVESTIGATORS: Attorney arrested, accused of smuggling drugs into the WBR jail

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 1:31 PM CDT
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PORT ALLEN, La. (WAFB) - Attorney Michael Fontenot has been arrested by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, accused of smuggling drugs into the West Baton Rouge Jail.

Fontenot faces two felony counts, including criminal conspiracy and contraband.

Phone calls between an inmate at the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison were recorded and listened to by investigators with WBRSO.

During one of those phone calls on March 30, 2021, the inmate asks Fontenot if he would be willing to give narcotics to a delivery person in order for that person to smuggle the drugs in the West Baton Rouge Work Release Center.

Fontenot allegedly agreed to give the pills to whomever the inmate would be sending to get them.

Fontenot is currently being booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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