ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a former corrections officer Thursday after he allegedly brought contraband into the jail after only four months on the job.

Deputies launched an investigation after learning Adam Sylve brought contraband into the jail at least four separate times. Sylve admitted to the smuggling during an interview and was fired, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sylve was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail and charged with four counts of the introduction of contraband into a penal facility and malfeasance in office.

This is a developing story.