The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former correctional deputy Jason Allen, Jr., age 21 and of Slidell. During an investigation into drugs being introduced into the correctional center, STPSO detectives reportedly learned from multiple sources that Jason Allen, Jr. was selling illegal narcotics to inmates while he was employed as a correctional deputy in the facility.
As part of their investigation, detectives recovered marijuana, suboxone, cocaine, a firearm and drug paraphernalia from inside Allen’s vehicle. Allen, who had been employed with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since February 2022, was terminated and arrested Tuesday evening (September 27, 2022) and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on the following charges: Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (2 counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III, Drug Traffic Proceeds, Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Malfeasance in Office, and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility.
“This individual abused his position as an employee in the correction center and used that position as a means to bring contraband into the facility,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We will not tolerate illegal drugs being brought into our facility, and if you are caught doing so, regardless of who you are, you will be arrested.”