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Former deputy arrested for bringing contraband into Acadia Parish Jail

Posted at 9:34 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 10:34:49-05

A former Acadia Parish deputy has been arrested for allegedly bringing contraband into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Sheriff KP Gibson says that 45-year-old Regina Senegal was arrested and charged on Friday after she allegedly brought a cell phone, tobacco products, and other contraband into the parish jail and provided them to inmates.

Regina Senegal
Regina Senegal courtesy of the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

Senegal, according to Gibson, was terminated from her position as a deputy several weeks ago.

An inmate has also been charged in connection with the investigation. Sheriff Gibson says that other arrests are pending a continued investigation.

Senegal was arrested and booked Friday, December 7 on charges of 1 count introduction of contraband into a penal facility and 1 count of Malfeasance in Office.

” I expect my deputies to be law abiding and represent themselves as a professional law enforcement officer at all times,” says Gibson.  “We will continue our efforts to assure that this type of behavior will be dealt with according to law for any employee who violates their oath and the law”