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An alleged smuggler whose stash at Louisiana’s Elayn Hunt Correctional Middle included medicine, Air Jordans, telephones and different contraband was captured by St. Gabriel police following a excessive pace chase after she crashed via a automobile blocking her exit
April R. Matthews, 7246 Tommy James Lane, Jackson, a former jail guard at Angola, was charged with the next: possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of Schedule three Buprenorphine Sublingual (30 dosages);
possession with the Intent to distribute legend drug (90 dosages); introduction of contraband right into a penal establishment (9 counts); tried aggravated battery; and easy prison injury to property.
Elayn Hunt officers mentioned they caught Matthews within the act of dropping off an enormous stash of contraband within the jail’s parking zone at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Matthews took off in her automobile, hitting two parked autos and ramming a corrections unit that was attempting to dam her from leaving the jail parking zone. Police lastly stopped her on Louisiana 74.
Officers mentioned Matthews was caught two years in the past attempting to smuggle contraband when she was a guard at Louisiana State Penitentiary.
The confiscated contraband from Elayn Hunt included: 103.63 grams of marijuana; 30 strips of Suboxone; 90 ache tablets;12 cell telephones; 9 cellphone chargers; 4 sim playing cards; 12 packs of Buglar Cigarettes; a 1-gallon bag of unfastened tobacco; varied clothes; a pair of Air Jordan tennis sneakers; cigarette lighters; earbuds; and rechargeable batteries.
In Could of 2017, Angola corrections officers busted Matthews attempting to smuggle medicine into Louisiana State Penitentiary. She resigned and was booked by West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Detectives then.
“I commend our hardworking Elayn Hunt Correctional employees for the good job they do in protecting this jail protected and safe,” mentioned Elayn Hunt Correctional Middle Warden Tim Hooper in a press launch. “As we speak’s profitable operation is a testomony to the onerous work and dedication of our workers to maintain contraband out of our jail.”
Greg Hilburn covers state politics for the USA TODAY Community of Louisiana. Observe him on Twitter @GregHilburn1
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