In Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Texas prison guard was arrested Monday night after Louisiana state troopers found 1.2 pounds of cocaine in her vehicle during a drug dog search after a traffic stop. LaQuatta Felder of Houston works at the Darrington Penitentiary in Rosharon, Texas, and was traveling with a former Darrington prisoner, Joseph Harris. Both were booked into the the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.Felder refused consent to a search her vehicle so troopers brought in a drug dog, which signaled on the 1.2 pounds of blow, according to a TV news report. Splitting the take from retailing 1.2 pounds of cocaine would provide incentive enough for corruption, but one suspects there may also be some low-rent love story at the root of this sordid tale.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Darrington guard collaborated with ex-inmate smuggling blow into Bayou State
Yikes! From the "What was she thinking?" department, here's a story of prison guard corruption I didn't read in the Texas papers, via Drug War Chronicle: