Lutcher Man Pleads Guilty Following Botched Attempt to Get Drugs to

          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.