Louisiana prison guard arrested in contraband probe

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A corrections deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office has been arrested for malfeasance in office.

Authorities said Kendric Reed, 21, made arrangements with an inmate to bring illegal contraband into the jail in exchange for money, news outlets reported.

Investigators said in a press release Thursday that the arrest is part of what has been a lengthy investigation involving contraband at the jail. Reed was being held at the parish jail on charges of criminal conspiracy and malfeasance in office. No bond has been set at this time.

It was unknown if he has an attorney.