May 15, 2023  |  03:10 pm

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former employee after it was learned she was bringing illegal narcotics into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.

Jail Investigators were provided information last week that a deputy had possibly brought contraband into the jail. That investigation uncovered a jail employee, Olivia Boswell (DOB 5/6/2004), had brought illegal narcotics into the facility.  

Boswell was immediately fired and arrested Monday (May 15) on the following charges:

L.R.S. 14:134 Malfeasance
L.R.S. 14:402 Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution
L.R.S. 40:968A Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III CDS

She was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.

Boswell had been employed as a corrections deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since August 23, 2022.

“This individual abused her position as an employee in the correctional center and used that position as a means to bring contraband into the facility,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We will not tolerate anyone brining illegal drugs into our facility. If you are caught doing so, regardless of who you are, you will be arrested. I hold all of our employees to a higher standard, and if they break the law they will be arrested.”