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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Former Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Employee Sentenced

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CIBONEY PARKER, age 25, of New Orleans, was sentenced Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Chief United States District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, to  (3) years of probation with (8) months home detention and location monitoring for her role in attempting to introduce controlled substances into the Orleans Justice Center.

According to court documents, PARKER pleaded guilty to one count of violating Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(b), using a telephone in the commission of a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.   Elton Williams, an inmate at the Orleans Justice Center jail, solicited the assistance of his relative, 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.   All co-defendants have pleaded guilty; only Williams awaits sentencing. 

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): 
Public Corruption
Updated March 19, 2019