NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police arrested a former Orleans Parish deputy on charges of introducing contraband into a penal institution.
Evelyn Tureaud was arrested around 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 after being stopped by authorities in Jefferson Parish on a warrant from the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office, according to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.
Tureaud was the subject of an internal investigation by the OPSO leading to the arrest warrant being issued by the DA's office. She resigned from her position as a deputy on Oct. 1, according to authorities.
Tureaud is charged with 14 counts of introducing contraband into a penal institution and malfeasance of office.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman said the OPSO has a zero-tolerance policy for contraband in their prisons. "The Sheriff's Office will pursue all leads related to contraband, regardless of where our investigation takes us.”