Deputy arrested for smuggling contraband into jail for inmate

Source: The Advertiser - Seth Dickerson

A Lafayette Parish Correctional Center deputy was arrested Thursday night after police learned she was smuggling contraband into the jail for inmates.

Sherry Wiltz, 39, of St. Martinville, was arrested Thursday by deputies after an investigation into a relationship she was having with an inmate in which she allegedly smuggled contraband into the jail for them, according to an affidavit of arrest for Wiltz.

After interviewing witnesses, detectives learned that Wiltz had been smuggling contraband into the jail for an inmate. Detectives later learned the inmate had been contacting Wiltz through a phone number listed to her, and that Wiltz and the inmate had begun an intimate relationship.

Video collected during the course of the investigation showed Wiltz entering the inmate’s cell — which she was not assigned to monitor — on two occasions, closing the door behind her.  On the second occasion, Wiltz was seen entering the cell with a small bag and exiting without it.

The nature of the contraband was not disclosed, Capt. John Babin with the sheriff’s office said, because the case is still under investigation.

Source: The Daily Advertiser

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