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Louisiana Prison Worker Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs

Ryan O'Meilia

A Louisiana prison worker is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana to inmates.

News outlets report 29-year-old prison cadet Adrian T. King was arrested Tuesday on charges of malfeasance in office and introduction of contraband into a penal institution. The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center worker has since been fired. He started working there in October 2018.

State Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick says in a statement that authorities searched King's car and found a tenth of an ounce of marijuana meant for inmates at the St. Gabriel prison. It's unclear what prompted authorities to search King's car.