Angola drugs

A drug bust at Angola resulted in an employee's arrest and resignation after drugs were found in her car Thursday, officials said.

A corrections officer at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was arrested early Thursday after officials found drugs inside her vehicle.

A "shakedown" during Thursday's 5 a.m. shift change at the prison led to the bust, state Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said in a news release. Heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and a digital scale were among the items found.

Crystal Jenkins, 40, of Woodville, Mississippi, was booked on various drug counts and a count of introduction of contraband into a penal institution

Jenkins, who worked at Angola since August 2018, resigned and confessed to DOC investigators after the drugs were found, Pastorick said.

Earlier this month seven employees at Angola — six correctional officers and a nurse — resigned from their corrections posts and face charges after an investigation found evidence they engaged in inappropriate relationships with inmates, including sex in one case.