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Orleans Parish jail guard accused of smuggling drugs for inmates

6 years 3 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, January 30 2018 Jan 30, 2018 January 30, 2018 8:37 AM January 30, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff
Photo: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS- A guard at the New Orleans jail was arrested after allegedly admitting to smuggling drugs and tobacco to inmates, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Court records show that authorities received a tip that 36-year-old Orleans Parish deputy Royanne Davis brought in contraband to the jail earlier this month, WWL-TV reports. During questioning, Davis confessed to bringing tobacco, pills, and marijuana to three different inmates on five occasions.

One of the inmates, 31-year-old Kendrick Smothers, paid Davis $300 in exchange for a tobacco pack with marijuana and pills. She also brought tobacco products to 25-year-olds Andre Francis and Shateek Howard.

Davis was arrested on six counts of suspicion of introducing contraband to a penal institution and malfeasance in office. Authorities say she was ordered to be released from custody Friday afternoon by an Orleans Parish Criminal Magistrate Judge on a $6,000 bond.

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