Fired deputy also a high school coach
NEW ROADS - A fired deputy from the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is also a non-faculty coach for a Catholic school in the area, WBRZ News 2 learned Thursday night.
Joseph Reed Bueche, 51, lost his job with the sheriff's office after he was arrested on two counts of malfeasance after a drug investigation.
Sheriff Bud Torres asked for assistance from State Police to perform the investigation into Bueche, after three separate tips that he was involved in illegal drug activity.
State Police said on two occasions Bueche bought Lortabs from a drug dealer, while on duty. When he was questioned, though, investigators didn't find drugs on him, though police said he admitted to using prescription narcotics.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge confirmed Bueche is a football and powerlifting coach at Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee.
"We have to withhold any additional comments on the matter until we learn more details of the investigation," Dan Borne' said on behalf of the school system.