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Eight inmates accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

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Posted: Oct 17, 2012 10:45 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2012 10:45 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LIVINGSTON - Narcotics investigators in Livingston Parish charged eight inmates in their jail for being in on a plan to smuggle drugs into the detention center.

On Oct. 3, deputies arrested two people they said were caught while trying to smuggle drugs such as methamphetamine and hydrocodone into the jail, and seized a package filled with drugs.

Today, a spokesperson for the department said their follow-up investigation led them to charge the following eight inmates with conspiracy for being part of the plan:

Daniel Ritchie, 35, Walker
Stanley Gunter, 35, Walker
Seth McCarroll, 32, Livingston
Dexter Talbert, 36, Denham Springs
Lloyd Simoneaux, Maurepas
Joseph Blount, 30, Livingston
Sylvester Davenport, 24, Denham Springs
Benjamin Thomas, 33, Livingston

The two people accused of trying to smuggle the drugs in, Kennie Wascom II and Kimberly Blount, are both in the parish detention center with $1 million bonds.

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