Former deputy to serve 5 years in tampering case

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Posted: Jul 29, 2011 1:02 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2011 1:02 PM
Source: Associated Press

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NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's lieutenant will serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised probation, for tampering with evidence in hundreds of narcotics cases.

The Advocate reports state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced 46-year-old Louis Lambert of Labadieville on Thursday.

Lambert, who oversaw the sheriff's office evidence vault, pleaded guilty in May to more than 400 charges, including 336 counts of malfeasance and 102 other counts that include drug, weapons and theft charges.

The court also imposed more than $69,000 in fines, and ordered Lambert to pay nearly $22,000 in restitution to district attorney's office, state police and the sheriff's office for expenses incurred as a result of the case.

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