Tangipahoa deputy arrested for delivering crack cocaine to inmates

NEW ORLEANS – A Tangipahoa Parish deputy is behind bars after he was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration for intent to distribute crack cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Kevin Whittington, 44, allegedly was providing drugs to inmates at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

Federal agents arrested him after a confidential source with the DEA gave 24 grams of crack cocaine to Whittington, who then allegedly agreed to bring the crack to an inmate at the jail, Letten said.

Whittington faces a maximum of 40 years in jail and a fine of $2 million if convicted.

Letten said the DEA is still investigating the case.

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