AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (APSO) - A Corrections Officer with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office, assigned to DC #1, was arrested Friday morning after he reported to work transporting a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, believed to be for the use of inmates in the facility.
According to Sheriff Doug Anderson, deputies investigating the incident responded to information received relating to the introduction of contraband into DC #1 and arrested Corrections Officer Caleb T. Bordelon, 23, of Cottonport, after he was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
Bordelon was arrested by deputies and charged with possession of schedule II CDS (methamphetamine), malfeasance in office and obstruction of justice.
"It is an everyday struggle by my staff to attempt to stem the flow of contraband into our jails," said Sheriff Anderson. "It is very disheartening when one of your employees is complicit in these crimes. I take this seriously and will continue to take every step necessary to stem the flow of contraband and take whatever steps are required to gain compliance."
Bordelon had been employed at APSO Corrections for the past seven months. Bond has not been set.