As soon as their sentences are done, inmates should be released

Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel on Friday September 7, 2018.

ST. GABRIEL — A corrections cadet at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center was arrested Tuesday night after investigators found in his vehicle drugs meant for prisoners, according to the state Department of Corrections.

Adrian King, of 1000 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa, was booked into the Iberville Parish Prison on counts of malfeasance in office and introduction of contraband into a penal institute. A search of King's vehicle turned up 0.10 of an ounce of marijuana, DOC spokesman Ken Pastorick said in a news release Wednesday night.

King, who had been a corrections cadet at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center since October 2018 and was a probationary employee, was terminated from his job, Pastorick said.