Head of La. state board arrested on drug charges; board votes to terminate her

Board members unanimously voted to immediately terminate Bridgette Hull from her position as Exec. Secretary of La. State Board of Private Security Examiners.
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 10:54 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2022 at 7:18 PM CDT

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LIVINGSTON, La. (WAFB) - Board members unanimously voted to immediately terminate Bridgette Hull from her position as Executive Secretary of La. State Board of Private Security Examiners.

The board also appointed Stephanie Richardson as Interim Executive Secretary.

The decision was made during a special board meeting Thursday, Sept. 8, following Hull’s recent arrest on drug charges.

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LIVINGSTON, La. (WAFB) - The head of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners is among the two people arrested on drugs and weapons charges following a pursuit down I-12 in Livingston Parish on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Bridgette A. Hull, 37, is charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics and possession of a firearm with controlled and dangerous substances, records show. Officials said her bond is set at $250,717.

The head of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners is among the two people arrested on drugs and weapons charges following a pursuit down I-12.

The board is expected to issue a statement on Hull’s arrest on Wednesday.

Hull, a Louisiana state employee, makes $85,000 per year as head of that agency, records show.

Officials said they confiscated these drugs from Bridgette Hull and Steve McCarthy.
Officials said they confiscated these drugs from Bridgette Hull and Steve McCarthy.(Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

Hull and Steve McCarthy, 37, were both arrested Tuesday afternoon.

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Steve McCarthy
Steve McCarthy(Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

The two were first spotted at a fast food restaurant in Livingston Parish by an employee of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. That employee recognized McCarthy as a fugitive and called for backup to arrest him.

McCarthy then fled the scene, leading to the pursuit, investigators said. The pursuit ended when McCarthy crashed into the back of another civilian’s vehicle.

McCarthy is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, obstruction of justice, negligent injuring, and possession with intent to distribute drugs, including fentanyl and meth, and other charges, records show.

Both were booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

According to its website, that board is the state regulatory body for the private contract security industry. The board maintains licenses, education, and compliance for private security workers.

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