- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 24 year veteran deputy of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has been arrested.

The sheriff’s office says 52-year-old Jonathan Fremin of Lafayette faces charges of malfeasance in office, criminal conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility and possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics.

Multiple media outlets report Fremin was arrested Monday. Bond was set at $1,500. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Fremin is accused of obtaining Suboxone for himself and an unidentified inmate. The drug is used to treat opioid addiction and can become addictive itself if abused.

Chief Deputy Carlos Stout says the sheriff’s office will begin conducting routine inspections to help keep contraband out of the jail, including a daily search with a drug dog.

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