Two accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail
LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish arrested two people after they said they caught them trying to smuggle drugs into the parish jail.
Deputies charged Kennie Wascom II, 34, and Kimberly Blount, 29, with drug possession after their arrest Wednesday. Wascom was also charged with resisting arrest.
A department spokesperson said narcotics agents found out about a plan to smuggle drugs into the detention center and set up surveillance. After noon Wednesday, they saw Blount drop Wascom with a package off along Charley Watts Road, and said he went into the nearby woods toward the fence around the jail.
Deputies stopped Wascom, whom they said resisted arrest. They said Blount later returned to pick him up, which is when they arrested her.
The two were accused of carrying meth, roxycotin, hydrocodone and klonopin with the intent to distribute them.
"Our Narcotics Division was created in order to curb the flow of drugs in Livingston Parish," said Sheriff Jason Ard. "We've already seen a number of arrests and more are expected."
The two were each given a $1 million bond.