GONZALES, La. (AP) — A 48-year-old correctional officer with Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel has been arrested on a charge of conspiracy to introduce contraband to a penal facility among other counts.

Daron Toussant Sr., of Geismar, was arrested Thursday after an internal investigation by the prison and a subsequent investigation by Ascension Parish narcotics detectives who searched Toussant's home, where his 14-year-old son lived with him.

The sheriff's office says Toussant was booked with possession of intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a person under 17 and illegal carrying of a weapon.

Toussant was booked into the parish jail. Bond information was not immediately available.