According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Therold James, 31, Bayou Vista, LA was additionally charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility on May 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm.
Geraldine James, 56, 16 Homeland Street, Berwick, LA was arrested on May 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm for conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted an investigative operation with a correctional officer at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center after the officer reported that he was propositioned by an inmate to bring contraband into the jail. The correctional officer met with G. James at a location in Bayou Vista. G. James gave the correctional officer a package and $200 with the intention that the officer give it to her nephew, inmate T. James. The correctional officer delivered the package and cash bribe to detectives as evidence in the investigation. The package contained tobacco, a cell phone, and cell phone charger. Narcotics detectives then detained G. James pending further investigation. While speaking with her, detectives learned that G. James brought the contraband to the correctional officer with the intention that the items be entered into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center and brought to T. James. T. James remains incarcerated with no bond set. G. James was transported to the parish jail for booking. She was released on a $10,000 personal surety bond.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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985-384-1622 Ext. 714