Tunica Tribe Issues Statement Regarding Chairman Arrest

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-41485″ src=”http://klax-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Joey-P-Barbry-mug.jpg” alt=”Joey-P-Barbry-mug” width=”164″ height=”225″ />State Police arrested 36-year-old Joey Barbry of Mansura yesterday. He’s charged with obtaining drugs by fraud and doctor shopping. Both of his warrants were served from Rapides and Avoyelles parish.

The tribal council has issued a brief statement. It reads, “We want the community to know that we are concerned for Chairman Barbry and his family. We will meet around the clock if necessary to ensure that the tribe functions effectively under the guidance of this council’s leadership.”

Barbry was released in RapidesP on his own recognizance. He faces 21 counts of doctor shopping to obtain prescription drugs.

KLAX ABC 31 News 11/19/14