Second Angola employee arrested for drug smuggling in less than a month
BATON ROUGE - An employee at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was arrested after she attempted to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the prison.
According to the Louisiana Department of Corrections, investigators arrested 26-year-old Kaelyn Franklin, of Baton Rouge, after drugs were found on her person during a routine shakedown. Investigators reportedly found a package containing 48 tramadol pills, 29 ecstasy pills, 20.2 grams of synthetic marijuana, .7 grams of crystal meth, and cigarette rolling papers.
Investigators say the contraband was found in her vehicle parked inside the prison.
DOC investigators notified the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and deputies booked Franklin with one count each of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute tramadol.
Franklin voluntarily resigned from the department during the shakedown. She had worked at Angola since August, 29, 2016.
Franklin is the second Angola employee to be arrested in less than a month. Another employee was arrested earlier in May for another drug smuggling attempt.