AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (APSO) - According to Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson, an APSO Corrections Officer assigned to DC #1 was arrested Friday morning. The arrest came after he reported to work transporting a quantity of suspected synthetic marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and a number of cell phones believed to be for the use of inmates in the facility.
According to the Sheriff, deputies investigating the incident responded to information received relating to the introduction of contraband into DC #1. Corrections Officer Requan Steven Mingo, 25, of Cottonport, was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and cell phones.
Mingo was arrested by deputies and charged with the following: introduction of contraband into a penal institution, possession of schedule I CDS with intent to distribute, possession of schedule 2 CDS with intent to distribute and malfeasance in office.
Mingo had been employed at APSO Corrections for the past 3 months. Bond has not been set.