One officer sentenced, another arrested
Two women associated with law enforcement in two different parishes are making news this week, but not for being the good guys.
A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office captain, once that agency’s chief of detectives, was sentenced to probation by a federal judge after pleading guilty to stealing money from a federal program. And a Lafourche Parish corrections officer was arrested for allegedly helping a family member hide drugs and cash when authorities sought to execute a warrant in Houma.
The former captain, Dawn Foret, was placed on probation for three years by U.S. District Court Sarah Vance. She must also pay more than $14,000 in restitution to Uncle Sam.
Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman said LaShanta Williams, the Lafourche officer, was arrested Tuesday near The Landing apartment. about 6:30 p.m. near The Landing Apartments on Martin Luther King Boulevard. She was charged with obstruction of justice and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
Darryl Williams, who was arrested Dec. 12 in Houma, was the initial target of the investigation.