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Corrections Officer Busted For Drugs At Angola

Louisiana Department of Corrections
Drugs were found inside of an employee's car at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Louisiana State Penitentiary investigators continued their aggressive crackdown on drugs and contraband. A shakedown during Thursday's 5:00 a.m. shift change at the prison resulted in the discovery of various drugs inside an employee's vehicle, and the arrest of a corrections officer.
West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Deputies booked 40-year-old Crystal Jenkins of 603 Natchez Street, Woodville, Mississippi, with three counts of Distribution of Schedule 1 Narcotics (ecstasy, synthetic marijuana, marijuana), one count of Distribution of Schedule 2 Narcotics (heroin), 

Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule 2 (methamphetamine), and one count of Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. During Thursday's shakedown, investigators found 14 grams of heroin, 1 ounce of heroin powder, 11.8 ounces of marijuana, 3.4 ounces of synthetic marijuana, 4 ounces of methamphetamine, and a digital scale inside Jenkins' vehicle. The drugs and the scale were packaged inside a coffee bag and gift wrapped.

Jenkins had been employed at Louisiana State Penitentiary since August 13, 2018. During questioning, she admitted to the crimes to DOC investigators, and resigned.

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.