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JEFFERSON, La. -- The Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office has decided not to prosecute a former sheriff's office deputy who allegedly sold synthetic marijuana after it was made illegal in Louisiana.

Sheriff Newell Normand said he fired a deputy after an investigation revealed he had sold illegal, synthetic marijuana.

Late Wednesday night a spokesman said that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office has decided not to prosecute former Deputy Scott Sigur.

In January, Normand said an extensive internal investigation revealed that Sigur made $50,000 to $80,000 selling synthetic marijuana.

He said the sales continued after it was outlawed in 2010.

'We've been able to determine that there are in fact three sales that occurred in Louisiana after the date that the substance JWH018 was actually outlawed in Louisiana,' Normand said. 'So therefore, the net effect is that Deputy Scott Sigur did in fact distribute synthetic marijuana when it was illegal in the state of Louisiana.'

But late Wednesday the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office said it has decided to not to charge Sigur due to 'insufficient evidence.'

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