On December 18, 2017, Jason Malbrough of 1432 Third St. Lutcher, LA., age 36, pled guilty as charged to the charges of Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance and Attempted Possession or Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. Malbrough was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Bruce Mohon, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a March attempt to smuggle narcotics into the St. James Parish Jail.
On March 10, 2017, jail supervisors with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received information indicating that a male subject identified as Jason Malbrough, would be attempting to bring illegal narcotics into the facility for his girlfriend. A short time later, Jason Malbrough entered the St. James Parish Detention Center and attempted to drop off a book for his girlfriend. Jail supervisors examined the book and located a Suboxone strip on the book hidden under a sticker. Malbrough was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Jail.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Verdigets ordered that Malbrough be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 4 years with credit for time served on each count. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.