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St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputy fired for allegedly tipping off drug dealer

Posted at 10:53 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 15:27:58-04
William McCauley, Jr. (PHOTO: SLPSO)
William McCauley, Jr. (PHOTO: SLPSO)

A St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being accused of giving inside information to a drug dealer.

Officials at the sheriff’s office confirm William McCauley, Jr., was fired. According to a termination letter obtained by the Louisiana Voice, McCauley is accused of taking monthly payments from the drug dealer to supply information from inside the sheriff’s office with that drug dealer. That letter, dated April 3, noted that McCauley was placed in unpaid administrative leave when the investigation into the allegations began on March 20.

While the letter says McCauley was fired for malfeasance in office, sheriff’s officials tell us no charges have been filed because of “insufficient evidence.”