St. Landry

Jan 18, 2013 4:06 PM by Ian Auzenne

Opelousas Cop Accused of Sneaking Drugs into Jail for Inmates

An Opelousas police officer is in jail on charges he gave jail inmates prescription pills. Sgt. Kenneth Edwards is charged with two counts of drug distribution, two counts of doctor shopping, and two counts of introducing contraband into a penal facility. State troopers were notified in October after Police Chief Perry Gallow received a complaint from within his department. Investigators say Edwards obtained the same type of drugs from different area doctors and gave them to inmates in the Opelousas City Jail on two separate occasions. Edwards was arrested this morning without incident.

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