News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 01, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

Former Tangipahoa Parish Deputy Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison for Federal Drug Charge

DEC 01 -- NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - KEVIN WHITTINGTON, age 45, a former Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputy, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to thirty-seven (37) months imprisonment on one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, WHITTINGTON previously pled guilty admitting on July 6, 2009, he was an employee of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office assigned to the parish prison.  WHITTINGTON met with a confidential source working with Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and agreed to deliver 22.7 grams of crack cocaine and a cellular telephone provided by the source to an inmate at the jail in exchange for $700.00.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Andre’ Jones.