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Guard busted with stash of contraband at Angola

2 months 1 week 4 days ago Friday, December 18 2020 Dec 18, 2020 December 18, 2020 4:49 PM December 18, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ TV

ANGOLA - A guard was booked into jail after authorities said he was caught trying to smuggle a trove of contraband into the State Penitentiary Friday.

Malik Harrell, 20, of St. Francisville was charged with introduction of contraband into a prison.  He resigned from his corrections gig during questioning and confessed, authorities said. 

Harrell started working for Angola in January.

Authorities said they found a large folding knife, nearly six pounds of tobacco, 107 packs of rolling papers, 17 cellphones, a pair of ear buds, 19 USB cables, 14 cellphone charging blocks, seven pairs of tennis shoes, one razor scraper, a scale, one bead reamer, one long lighter, six PS4 video games, three packs of Kool cigarettes, one bag of Downey scent dryer beads, eight bottles of Visine eye drops, a Pittsburg Pirates flat bib baseball cap, and a tan belly girdle when they searched Harrell's vehicle.  All the items were destined for prisoners, detectives said.

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