An Alexandria Police officer has been booked into the Rapides Parish detention center on malfeasance and drug charges. State Trooper Scott Moreau says State Police received a tip last month regarding criminal activity involving 42-year-old Kenneth Thomas of Deville.
"The investigation revealed that Thomas had engaged in illegal activities by having sex with at least one woman while on duty and distributing illegal drugs."
Moreau says Louisiana State Police is leading the investigation and it’s difficult when it leads to the arrest of a person wearing a badge.
"We have a very good working rapport with other law enforcement agencies and we rely on each other. It's heart breaking when you have to arrest one of your own."
Alexandria Police Chief Neal Bates says Officer Thomas has been placed on Administrative Leave.