Correctional Officer Arrested with ex-con on Drug Charges


On July 28, 2008 at 7:00 AM, Louisiana State Police – Troop D, Criminal Patrol Units stopped a 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 near milepost 49 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The Volkswagen was occupied by the driver 28 year old LaQuatta Marie Felder of Houston, TX and a passenger 33 year old Joseph Hubert Harris of New Orleans, LA.

Troopers conducted a roadside interview and asked for a consent to search for the Volkswagen. LaQuatta Marie Felder refused to give consent. Utilizing a State Police K-9 unit, Troopers were able to search the Volkswagen and discovered 1.2 pounds of cocaine in a suitcase located in the trunk of the vehicle.

Troopers conducted an interview and learned that LaQuatta Marie Felder is employed as a correctional officer at the Darrington Penitentiary in Rosharon, TX and Joseph Hubert Harris was a former inmate at Darrington Penitentiary in Rosharon, TX. Felder and Harris were booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.


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