Oct. 27, 2017
COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announce the indictment and arrest Thursday (Oct. 26) of a former Sheriff’s Office deputy, charged with distribution of marijuana and malfeasance in office.
A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Deputy Kenneth Szalajeski, 35, of Folsom, on two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of malfeasance in office. Szalajeski is accused of seizing marijuana and other contraband from a private citizen, while acting in the capacity of a Deputy Sheriff, and later distributing the marijuana to another private citizen on or about May 28, 2016, and on or about Oct. 25, 2016.
Szalajeski’s employment at the Sheriff’s Office was terminated. He was arrested Thursday and is in the custody of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Collin Sims.