Online photos lead to contraband investigation at St. Mary Parish jail

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 3:35pm

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the presence of contraband inside of their Centerville Law Enforcement Center after pictures and videos were posted online showing inmates with illegal items.

Deputies received information about the online posts around 3:30 p.m. on July 3.

Authorities searched the jail and confiscated all illegal items shown in the pictures and videos, including cell phones.

Those inmates involved were identified and face possible criminal charges.

The investigation is ongoing.


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