LIVINGSTON — A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 25 years behind bars after being caught trying to smuggle drugs into the Livingston Parish Detention Center, the District Attorney’s office announced Monday.
Julius Young, 38, pleaded no contest to one count each of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled dangerous substances and introducing or possessing contraband in any municipal or parish prison or jail and was sentenced by state District Judge Jeff Johnson on July 27.
In March, Young was brought to the Livingston Parish jail from a jail in LaSalle Parish, according to the DA and a Sheriff’s Office report.
Upon his arrival, deputies processed Young and found two “cylinder-shaped objects wrapped tightly in clear plastic” in his socks, the report states.
When a detective opened the packages, he found 74 individually wrapped portions of synthetic marijuana, each weighing about a gram. Young initially said he did not put the drugs in his socks.