Cadet accused of smuggling drugs into inmates
A crackdown on contraband at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center has landed a former prison cadet in jail.
Tuesday night, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center investigators found drugs meant for prisoners in the vehicle of 29-year-old Elayn Hunt Correctional Center Cadet Adrian T. King of 1000 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa, Louisiana. A search of King's vehicle turned up .10 ounces of marijuana.
St. Gabriel Police booked King into the Iberville Parish Prison on one count each of Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution and Malfeasance in Office charges.
King had been a corrections cadet at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center since October 29, 2018. The Department is ending his employment based on the fact that he is a probationary employee.
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center investigators will continue working with the St. Gabriel Police Department on this investigation.
Contributed by La. Dept of Public Safety and Corrections