Anthony Daye

Anthony Daye

NEW IBERIA — State prosecutors have dismissed a marijuana possession charge against Anthony Daye, whose beating in the Iberia Parish jail was a central focus in the federal investigation into the Sheriff's Office.

Daye, 36, still awaits trial on second-degree murder in the 2010 slaying of New Iberia barber Cliff Williams.

Daye testified during Sheriff Louis Ackal's trial that the deputies planted the marijuana on him to exact revenge in Williams' killing, also claiming he was beaten in the jail for the same reason.

See the full KATC-TV story here.