METAIRIE, La. -- Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said he decided to terminate a veteran deputy after a job performance review revealed more serious allegations.
Deputy Adam Norris was suspended from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office while the department investigated a number of allegations.
The seven-year veteran of the department was last assigned to the patrol division in the JPSO’s 4th District in Metairie.
According to Sheriff Newell Normand, Norris was originally reprimanded for filing late reports.
During that investigation Normand said the JPSO developed information accusing Norris of illegally obtaining the prescription drug hydrocodone.
Norris said a search of his home and car turned up no evidence of drugs, but Normand said Norris admitted to procuring drugs for a family member with a drug habit.
“During the course of the interview with Deputy Norris, he admitted to procuring hydrodone tablets from folks that he was familiar with and knew had been prescribed hydrocodone and was soliciting those individuals for those tablets in order to give to his wife who he said had a drug addiction,” he said.
Norris told Eyewitness News, "I have no idea who decided to call the sheriff's office and make a complaint against me. They are simply not true.”
Normand said he will consult with the district attorney, but at this point he doesn't believe Norris will face criminal charges because there is no evidence he sold or used the drugs.