A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy has been fired for bringing drugs into Calcasieu Correctional Center, authorities said.
Timothy W. Walls Jr., 26, of Lake Charles, was arrested Monday and charged with introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility and malfeasance in office. Judge Clayton Davis set bond at $125,000. Walls was booked into the Sulphur City Jail.
The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) began investigating earlier this month after receiving information that contraband was being introduced into Calcasieu Correctional Center, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Correctional Center.
Walls brought tobacco and approximately three to six packs of synthetic marijuana into CCC on five different occasions since December 2016, Myers said. Walls had the contraband delivered to him at his apartment, then brought it in with him when he arrived to work. Walls also once had contraband delivered to him at the jail while he was on duty.
Walls worked in corrections and had been with the department for approximately 5 years.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges and arrests are pending, Myers said.
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