Inmate Arrested for Possession of Narcotics

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports the arrest of an inmate for bringing narcotics into the Sabine Parish Detention Center. Austin Ray Cooley, age 29, of Leesville was incarcerated at the D.C. and assigned to the inmate litter crew.
During a search of the inmates upon returning back to the jail, Deputies discovered approximately 1 ounce of suspected methamphetamine in a cup Cooley was carrying.
Cooley was charged with Possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Meth) and Contraband into penal institutions prohibited.
Bond has not been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Mitchell and Chief Deputy Brad Walker commend the jailers for their continued efforts to keep illegal narcotics and other contraband out of the Sabine Parish Detention Center. Sheriff Mitchell said the added security measures of more cameras, perimeter fence, and thoroughly searching inmates have been a major focus of this administration.

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