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Former jail technician accused of bringing drugs for inmate

4 years 11 months 5 days ago Tuesday, September 12 2017 Sep 12, 2017 September 12, 2017 6:52 AM September 12, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

NEW ORLEANS- A sheriff's office in Louisiana has arrested a newly hired employee for allegedly trying to sneak drugs to an inmate accused of murder and robbery.

News outlets report 22-year-old Tyler Materre was arrested Monday and charged with several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

Materre was hired by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in May and worked as a corrections-monitoring technician. Investigators found a bag of tobacco and marijuana in Materre's vehicle.

Authorities say the items were for 21-year-old Rolandus Campbell, who faces several charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.

A sheriff's office news release says that Materre was immediately terminated. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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