Angola Cadet Arrested For Attempted Drug Smuggling
You would think that someone who works for a law enforcement agency would know that it's not a good idea to try to smuggle drugs in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, but one cadet has still been accused of doing this foolish deed.
Officials with the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola have announced via a press release that a 58-year-old man was arrested for having contraband at the jail facility.
According to law enforcement officials say that drugs were found at a drop site in the jail, the officers found marijuana in Champagne's car, and the police say that the man was in possession of a cellphone given to him by the family of one of the people incarcerated in the prison.
Champagne was booked in the local parish jail on a charge of Felony Distribution of Schedule 1 narcotics. (marijuana).
When investigators were interviewing Champagne, the man admitted to them that he was smuggling drugs into the Louisiana State Penitentiary. What they found during the search earlier this week was close to a quarter of a pound of pot.
Champagne is basically a rookie as the man has only been employed as a cadet since December of last year.
As the investigation wrapped up in the actual jail facility, law enforcement officials say that the evidence they collected will now be turned over the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the local district attorney's office in West Feliciana Parish.
All the information about this comes on the heals of a Wednesday press release that detailed the termination Monday of Lieutenant Barrett Boeker for misdemeanor simple battery.
Boeker, according to the press release, had words with an inmate then proceeded to spray him with a water fire extinguisher. During the subsequent investigation, Boeker claimed their was a small fire, which officials say was a lie.