Lafayette Parish Deputy That Works in the Jail Was ARrested

Officials with the Lafayette Township Sheriff’s Office say they arrested one of their own on charges that the assistant correctional officer brought contraband into the Lafayette Township Correctional Center.

One of the items the sheriff’s office believes was taken to jail is Suboxone. This drug is used to treat people struggling to break opioid use and addiction.

According to the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office and Spokesman John Mowell, Donald Gilbert Jr. says he is on paid administrative leave while Internal Affairs officials continue to investigate the allegations.

Lafayette Parish Correctional Center 2, photo by KPEL

Photo by KPEL

Mowell says Gilber was charged with the following:

  • Three counts from LA. RS 1q4:402- Introduction of contraband into a penitentiary
  • A count of LA. RS 40:968A – Distribution/Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III of a Controlled Hazardous Substance (Suboxone)
  • Three counts from LA. RS 14:26 – Criminal conspiracy

Lafayette Sheriff Mark Garber

Photo courtesy of Lafayette Sheriff Facebook

Lafayette Township Sheriff Mark Garber says he will not tolerate illegal activity. In a statement released Wednesday, Garber said the following:

The safety of our employees and offenders housed in our facilities is our top priority. This type of behavior undermines those efforts and will not be tolerated. We will continue to hold our deputies accountable to the highest standards.

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