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.
Seven employees at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — six correctional officers and a nurse — have resigned from their corrections p…
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.