Webster Deputy Arrested For Smuggling Drugs Into Jail
In a news story first reported by KTBS we learn that some illegal activity at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center in Minden has landed a Webster Parish Sheriff's corrections deputy in jail.
In the story we find that the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Investigation Divisions have been conducting an ongoing investigation and that investigation culminated in an arrest yesterday, Sunday, February 19, of Corrections Deputy Eric W. Robinson, 56, of Minden.
Sheriff Jason Parker says that Robinson was arrested on charges of one count of introducing contraband into a correctional facility and malfeasance in office.
Sheriff Parker said that Robinson was arrested as he tried to enter Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center smuggling five bags of synthetic marijuana. His employment with the Webster Sheriff's Department was immediately terminated after his arrest.
The Sheriff added that, "Our investigators worked diligently and thoroughly to gather the facts and evidence to make an arrest and to stop the these drugs from entering our facility. No one is above the law, and we certainly will enforce the law equally to all, including our own employees. It is a disappointment to have to arrest one of your own because we hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and character. As sheriff, I will continue to uphold these standards and be accountable to the citizens of Webster Parish.”