Sheriff: Calcasieu Parish deputy fired for smuggling synthetic marijuana, tobacco

LAKE CHARLES — A Calacasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has been fired after sheriff's officials say he smuggled synthetic marijuana and tobacco into its jail.

Timothy W. Walls Jr., 26, of Lake Charles, had been bringing the substances into the jail since December 2016, according to a statement released Tuesday by the sheriff's office.

An investigation found Walls did on at least five different occasions, according to the statement.

Detectives learned Walls had the contraband delivered to him at his apartment and would then bring it into the (Calcasieu Correctional Center) when he arrived for work," the statement says. "Detectives also discovered one incident where Walls had the contraband delivered to him at the CCC while he was on duty.