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GRETNA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy it says admitted to procuring the prescription painkiller hydrocodone for a family member.

Sheriff Newell Normand said Wednesday that 30-year-old Jon-Michael Adam Norris made the admission following a 45-day investigation, which began after supervisors complained Norris repeatedly turned in his reports late.

As investigators looked into the problems Norris was having, the sheriff said they found he had been procuring prescription drugs from friends for a family member who is allegedly addicted to them.

The New Orleans Advocate reports no criminal charges have been filed against Norris or the relative, but the sheriff's office is consulting with the district attorney's office.

Norris joined the sheriff's office in November 2006.

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