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Veteran Angola guard arrested, accused of bringing drugs into prison

1 month 1 week 2 hours ago Wednesday, January 20 2021 Jan 20, 2021 January 20, 2021 2:20 PM January 20, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

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.

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