WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A former investigator for the Washington Parish District Attorney's Office has been arrested for using his public position to supply drug offenders with cash and narcotics in exchange for sex, according to a news release from the Louisiana attorney general's office.
Michael Cotton, 66, of Bogalusa, was arrested Friday on charges of abuse of office and principal to possession of Suboxone, a Schedule III narcotic.
The arrest is a result of a joint taskforce investigation involving the FBI-New Orleans Division, the Louisiana State Inspector General, Louisiana Attorney General's Public Corruption Unit, Louisiana State Police and the Washington Parish District Attorney's Office. Cotton is accused of supplying drug offenders with cash and narcotics in exchange for sex acts.
Cotton was booked into the Washington Parish Prison. The Attorney General's Public Corruption Unit will prosecute the case.