A Louisiana state official was arrested Tuesday for allegedly buying drugs from a dealer wanted by authorities, police said.
Bridgette Hull, chief of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, was caught in the middle of the alleged drug deal outside an Albany-area fast food restaurant, according to authorities.
Hull was allegedly buying drugs from Steven McCarthy when a member of the Louisiana Attorney General’s office approached him to arrest him, according to the Livingston Township Sheriff’s Office.
McCarthy fled before reinforcements arrived and crashed into another car as he tried to escape, police said.
Both Hull and McCarthy were charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, including meth and fentanyl, and possession of a firearm containing controlled and dangerous substances, police said.
Hull is taken to the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Officials set her bail at $250,717, WAFB reported.
Before Tuesday, McCarthy was wanted for possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.
The Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners Board has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider actions following Hull’s arrest.
The notice said members will consider the “character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of” Hull to decide whether to continue in her position or to have her terminated.
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