ST. MARTINVILLE, La (KLFY) — A corrections deputy with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office been arrested and charged with bringing illegal items into the jail, authorities said.

Sheriff Becket Breaux announced Monday that deputies arrested Correctional Officer Pedro Alexander Jr, 20, of St. Martinville.

Officials said deputies learned a correctional officer was bringing contraband into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. The investigation revealed the officer to be Alexander, who was then arrested.

Upon learning of this incident, Breaux immediately terminated Alexander from his employment with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to authorities.

Alexander was booking into St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Two Counts of introduction of contraband into a penal institution
  • Malfeasance in office