Veteran Angola guard arrested, accused of bringing drugs into prison
BATON ROUGE - A state correctional officer has been placed on a leave after fellow officers detected narcotics on her person during a shift change.
Janice Coney, 52, of Zachary was detained Sunday after correctional officers discovered a disinfectant wipe canister containing 314 grams of marijuana.
Deputies booked Coney into the West Feliciana Parish jail on charges of introduction of contraband into a penal institution and possession of schedule 1 narcotics.
Coney holds the rank of Master Sergeant, and has been employed at Louisiana State Penitentiary since 2005. She will remain on leave pending the results of the investigation.