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Two Arrested In Connection With Introduction Of Contraband Into A Penal Institute/Possession With Intent To Distribute Schedule 1 - 6/10/2016 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

June 10, 2016

2:37 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Two Arrested In Connection With Introduction Of Contraband In A Penal Institution/

Possession With Intent To Distribute Schedule 1

(St. Martinville, LA)-Today, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center conducted an investigation in reference to suspected contraband being brought into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. Following an investigation into the suspicion, Deputies discovered that during an inmate visitation a female suspect, Sheena Matthews, 18, Breaux Bridge, along with a male juvenile subject placed a package of contraband, which contained marijuana, in the visitation room while visiting an inmate.

She was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Correctional Center on the following charges:

LA. R.S. 14:402 Introduction of contraband in a penal institution

LA. R.S. 40:966 Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I Narcotics (Marijuana)

LA. R.S. 14:92 Contributing to the delinquency of a minor


The juvenile was arrested and charged with the following:

LA. R.S. 14:402 Introduction of contraband in a penal institution

LA. R.S. 40:966 Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I Narcotics (Marijuana)

Following their arrests, the juvenile was released to the custody of a family member and Sheena Matthews was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges. Her bond was set at $35,000.00.

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