Orleans Sheriff: Deputy recruit fired for jail contraband

Sheriff: Deputy recruit fired for jail contraband
Sheriff: Deputy recruit fired for jail contraband Photo credit OPSO

The sheriff's office in New Orleans says a deputy recruit has been fired and is facing criminal charges.

A Friday news release says the recruit admitted to twice smuggling contraband into New Orleans' jail.

He was arrested Wednesday evening on charges including possession of marijuana, malfeasance in office and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

Online court records show bond was set at $7,000 for 21-year-old Jeremiah Lewis.

He has not yet entered a plea in the case.