An Acadia Parish Detention Center employee was arrested Thursday on accusations he was smuggling drugs and tobacco products to inmates.
Lester J. Landry, 25, of the 200 block of Mary Street, Iota, was booked on malfeasance in office and bringing contraband into a penal institution, said Maxine Trahan, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Authorities found drugs, tobacco products and cell phones during a search of the inmates, Trahan said. Landry, who remained in jail Thursday afternoon in lieu of $35,000 bail, is accused of bringing the drugs and tobacco into the jail.
Landry had been working as a part-time correctional officer with the Sheriff’s Office since September 2014, Trahan said. He was still serving his probationary period at the time of his arrest.
More arrests are expected as the investigation continues, Trahan said.
Casino heist yields 46-month sentence
A 25-year-old man from Ville Platte was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for his part in a 2011 armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino.
Arinskie Tryvon Orlandeze Jones was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik for one count of interference with commerce by robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
Jones also was sentenced to three years’ supervised release and ordered to pay $2,100 in restitution, Finley said in a news release.
Jones and two other men were indicted in the April 2011 robbery. Jones was the last to be sentenced.
Honduran man gets 1 year in weapons case
A Honduran citizen in the U.S. illegally was sentenced to one year in federal prison for possessing a handgun that was confiscated in an arrest last year in Youngsville.
Jose Marnin Perez-Perez, 24, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik.
Perez pleaded guilty in October. He was arrested Aug. 6 by a Youngsville police officer, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
“It was later learned that Perez had been deported in 2012 after a U.S. Border Patrol arrest, Finley said in a news release.
Mexican sentenced in illegal U.S. entry case
A Mexican national has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for re-entering the U.S. after he was twice deported.
Luis Garcia-Torres, 44, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik.
Garcia-Torres was deported to Mexico in 1990 and in 2011 after he served a 10-year state prison sentence in North Carolina for voluntary manslaughter, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
Garcia-Torres was arrested after a traffic stop in April 2014.
“He admitted to not being a citizen and returning to the United States multiple times illegally,” Finley said.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Jan. 22, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
April Lanette Alfred: 25, of the 2500 block of Johnston Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
Alfred Leonce Arceneaux: 36, of the 200 block of Sweetbriar Road, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated flight from an officer.
Kynan Hebert: 20, of the 2700 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old.
Scarlet Renee Huff: 39, of the 100 block of Delord Street, Lafayette. She was booked on criminal trespassing.
William D. Kline: 52, of the 200 block of Ray Pardue Road, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
Scotty J. Latiolais: 43, of the 9300 block of Coteau Road, Erath. He was booked on felony illegal possession of stolen things.
John Lewis Jr.: 21, of the 500 block of Pratt Drive, St. Martinville. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Michael Joseph Lilly Jr.: 43, of the 300 block of Madeline Street, Lafayette. He was booked on hold for St. Martin Parish.
Santiago Mendoza-Cigarroa: 43, of the 1300 block of West Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
Trenessa Nedd: 37, of the 200 block of Harry Street, Lafayette. She was booked on resisting an officer.
Renee Goutreaux Shelly: 40, of the 500 block of East Branch Street, Rayne. She was booked on public intimidation and retaliation and disturbing the peace.
Corey Dale Suire: 29, of the 19267 block of West U.S. 90, Crowley. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
Joseph Tezeno: 53, of the 300 block of Jolivette Street, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
James Patrick Wilson Jr.: 43, of the 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Sunset. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Larry Douglas Wynn: 40, of the 1300 block of Southeast O’Donnell Lane, Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was booked on simple robbery and hold for Iberia Parish.