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Kaelyn Franklin

A 26-year-old corrections officer was arrested Saturday after a routine shakedown found drugs and contraband in her car inside the Angola state penitentiary, Louisiana Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said. 

Kaelyn D. Franklin, of Baton Rouge, is accused of trying to smuggle the drugs and contraband to prisoners, Pastorick said. The investigation into the incident is ongoing with inmate arrests expected, he said. 

Officials found a package containing 48 tramadol pills, 29 ecstasy pills, 20.2 grams of synthetic marijuana, .7 grams of crystal meth and cigarette rolling papers inside Franklin's car at the prison, Pastorick said.  

Franklin, an employee at Angola since August 29, voluntarily resigned from the Department of Corrections, Pastorick said. She held the rank of a sergeant. 

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office booked Franklin, 11521 St. Lawrence Drive, on one count each of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute tramadol, Pastorick said in a news release. 


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