A 59-year-old Ponchatoula man faces more than 1,000 counts of possession of child pornography.
According to Louisiana State Police, the investigation began November 2018 after agents received information related to Edd Scafidel, Jr. possessing child pornography. His home was searched, and several electronic devices were seized.
He was arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. His bond has been set at $25 million. Potential federal criminal charges may be forthcoming, State Police say.
The arrest was made jointly with the FBI New Orleans Child Exploitation Task Force.