marijuana

A sheriff's office in Louisiana has arrested a newly hired employee for allegedly trying to sneak drugs to an inmate accused of murder and robbery.      

News outlets report 22-year-old Tyler Materre was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

      

Materre was hired by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in May and worked as a corrections-monitoring technician.

      

Sarah Best / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Authorities in Louisiana arrested three people after a woman tried to claim a suitcase filled with marijuana in an airport's lost and found section. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports deputies found about 10 pounds of marijuana in the suitcase at Louis Armstrong International Airport on June 29. The next day 38-year-old Safiya Zina attempted to claim the suitcase.  Zina told the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies she was paid $1,000 to take the bag from California to New Orleans and exchange it for money.

Pages