Three individuals were arrested last week after bailiffs with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Court Security Division discovered a large quantity of suboxone, packaged to be smuggled into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
The contraband, which was located Tuesday (January 23, 2024) at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center, was collected, and the information was turned over to detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail Criminal Investigation Division.
Detectives recovered additional evidence, including several opened and discarded packets of suboxone, from a Covington-area residence.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of one inmate, 27 year-old Joshua Martin, and two Covington-area residents, 31 year-old Samantha Martin Rotherham and 44 year-old Lisa Lloyd. All three were arrested Friday (January 26, 2024) for Felony Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a Correctional Facility. Rotherham and Lloyd were booked, and Martin was rebooked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.
The illegal sale of the evidence recovered was worth approximately $16,000.
“I applaud the bailiffs who located the contraband and notified our detectives in the jail, and I applaud the detectives in the jail who investigated and identified not only the source of the contraband but the inmate they were working with,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We will not tolerate anyone attempting to sneak illegal narcotics into the parish jail.”