Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer Taris L. Gregory, 21, of 176 Highway 400, Napoleonville, LA, on a variety of criminal charges related to an investigation which commenced three weeks ago by narcotics agents and jail administrators.

Gregory, a two-month correctional employee arrived for work on Thursday at which time narcotics agents and jail administrators placed him under arrest for Malfeasance in Office.

At the time of his arrest, a variety of paraphernalia and controlled dangerous substances were seized during a pat down and strip search.

As a result of that process, agents seized cigarette rolling paper, cigarettes, cell phones, tobacco and marijuana. Agents also seized quantities of Propranolol Hydrochloride, Seroquel and Alprazolam.

As a result of those seizures, Gregory was also charged on counts of:

*Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

*Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone

*Possession with Intent to Distribute Alprazolam

*Possession with Intent to Distribute Legend Drugs to with: Seroquel and Propranolol Hydrochloride

*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Gregory was incarcerated pending a bond hearing. Gregory’s employment was immediately terminated.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369- 7281.