LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish deputies said they booked two people after a woman tried to deliver drugs to an inmate while he was in court.
Sheriff Craig Webre said on May 12, Jenna Landry, 22, of Schriever, was caught on surveillance video trying get drugs to inmate Jared Benoit, 25, of Thibodaux, who was arrested a day earlier.
Deputies said just after 9:45 a.m. on May 12, deputies assigned to court security watched Landry place an unknown item on an inmate transport van and walk away. While they investigated the suspicious behavior, deputies said they found suspected klonopin pills and suboxone strips wrapped in plastic.
Deputies said they found Landry nearby and questioned her about the drugs, and learned she had put them on the van for Benoit to get and take to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
Investigators also said Landry and Benoit had planned the drop off in great detail.
Landry was booked into the detention center with criminal conspiracy, possession of suboxone and klonopin, attempted distribution of suboxone and klonopin and attempted introduction of contraband into a penal institution. Her bond is set at $13,000.
Deputies said Benoit was arrested on May 11 for contempt of court charges for child support and failure to appear on traffic violations. He was additionally booked with criminal conspiracy, attempted possession of suboxone and klonopin, and attempted introduction of contraband into a penal institution. His total bond is now set at $21,600.
Webre reminded citizens that the courthouse and the area surrounding the courthouse in Downtown Thibodaux are under constant surveillance.
"Any attempt to make contact with an inmate or deliver something to an inmate will easily be spotted by deputies, and necessary actions will be taken," said Webre.