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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Former Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Employee Pleads Guilty

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CIBONEY PARKER, age 25, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, to charges relating to an attempt to introduce controlled substances into the Orleans Justice Center. 

According to court documents, Elton Williams, an inmate at the Orleans Justice Center jail, solicited the assistance of his relative, CIBONEY PARKER (a civilian employee of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office), and two friends, Brittany Theophile and Rachelle Kelson, to smuggle drugs into the jail.  Theophile and Kelson provided the drugs, including marijuana, heroin, and Tramadol, to PARKER during her work shift.  The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Division became aware of the plan through audio and visual surveillance and detained PARKER before she could gain access to Williams.   Williams, Theophile, and Kelson pleaded guilty and await sentencing. 

PARKER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a $250,000 fine and, upon release from imprisonment, will serve a three (3) year term of supervised release.  Sentencing before Judge Brown is scheduled for March 7, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser praised the work of the FBI and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigative Service Bureau.  Assistant United States Attorney Tracey Knight is in charge of this prosecution.                                                   

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 4, 2018