A deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has been arrested after allegedly smuggling contraband into the Ascension Parish Jail.

According to APSO Sheriff Bobby Webre, Ryan Callaway was arrested on Wednesday, August 30, and charged with one count of introduction of contraband into a penal facility and malfeasance in office.

Sheriff Webre said that Callaway worked in the Corrections Division with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

Detectives began investigating Callaway after learning that he had brought contraband into the jail on at least one occasion.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Facebook
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Facebook

At some point during the investigation, Callaway admitted to the transactions during an interview. He was subsequently terminated from employment, officials said.

APSO said that Callaway had been employed for approximately one year.

It was not revealed what kind of contraband Callaway brought into the jail.

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