Former Orleans Parish deputy sheriff accused of smuggling contraband into parish prison

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NEW ORLEANS — A former deputy sheriff accused of smuggling contraband into Orleans Parish Prison has been arrested.

Sheriff Marlin Gusman says former deputy Evelyn Tureaud, who resigned Oct. 1 amid an internal investigation, was arrested Saturday and booked with introducing contraband into a prison.

The New Orleans Advocate reports ( ) Tureaud was arrested in Jefferson Parish on a warrant obtained by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.

She was booked on 14 counts of introducing contraband into a penal institution and malfeasance.

It was unclear whether Tureaud has an attorney.

Information from: The New Orleans Advocate,

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