Guard accused of smuggling marijuana into Louisiana prison
ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A master sergeant at the Louisiana State Penitentiary was arrested after a shift change check found marijuana hidden in a disinfectant wipe container, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a news release Wednesday.
West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested 52-year-old Janice Coney of Zachary on Sunday on charges of bringing contraband into a prison and possessing an illegal drug, the statement said.
She had worked at the state’s maximum-security prison since mid-August 2005.
It was not clear whether Coney has an attorney who could speak for her.
The corrections department said she is on leave while the incident is investigated.