A Louisiana state official was arrested Tuesday for allegedly buying drugs from a dealer who was being sought by authorities, police said.
Bridgette Hull, head of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, was caught in the middle of the alleged drug deal outside of a fast food restaurant in the Albany area, authorities said.
Hull was allegedly purchasing drugs from Steven McCarthy as a member of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office was closing in to arrest him, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
McCarthy fled the scene before backup arrived and struck another car in his getaway attempt, police said.
Both Hull and McCarthy were charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotic drugs, including meth and fentanyl, and possession of a firearm with controlled and dangerous substances, police said.
Hull will be processed into the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Officials set her bond 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 scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to discuss action following Hull’s arrest.
The notice states the members will discuss the “character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of” Hull to determine whether she should continue to hold her position or be terminated.