Former St. Tammany Deputy Sentenced to Five Years

Published: Mar. 29, 2006 at 9:06 PM CST|Updated: Apr. 3, 2006 at 2:46 PM CDT
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COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A former Saint Tammany Parish deputy caught with marijuana, crack cocaine and Esctasy in his home has been sentenced to five years in prison.

22-year-old Henri Walker pleaded guilty last week to charges of possession with intent to distribute the drugs. He was sentenced by State District Judge Larry Green, who recommended Walker for the state prison system's "boot camp" program.

If the state determines that Walker is eligible for the program, he could serve a much-shorter sentence.

Walker was a shift corporal in the sheriff's corrections division, where his main duty was as a prison guard. He was fired after Slidell police working on the Saint Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force found drugs in his Covington home.

Acting on an anonymous tip on June 25th, 2004, officers searched Walker's residence and found a backpack that contained 1.5 pounds of marijuana, 25 tablets of Ecstasy, a quarter-ounce of crack and plastic bags.

Investigators say Walker had no criminal record and investigators found nothing to indicate he had bought or sold drugs at the parish jail.