By T. Scott Boatright
A pair of people face charges after being arrested for Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility and Possession of Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).
The case came about after Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center received an anonymous tip that an individual or individuals would be attempting to smuggle drugs into the facility.
On Thursday afternoon, Kasiya McAllister, 28, of Ruston, and Nickolas Holland, 35, of Simsboro, went to the LPDC and told officials they were there to drop off medicated shampoo to an inmate.
Upon inspection of the shampoo, deputies located several baggies of loose tobacco and synthetic marijuana inside the bottle.
McAllister and Hollan were taken into custody without incident and Holland was also charged with one count Possession of Schedule II CDS.
While being booked, Holland was also found to be in possession of a small baggie containing cocaine.
“We take matters like this very seriously,” said LPSO said Major J.D Driskill. “We have a dedicated group of employees that work very hard to provide a safe environment for our inmates. When someone attempts to smuggle drugs into our facility, it puts our entire population here at risk. We will investigate these matters and make sure those responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent.”
Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility is a felony in Louisiana.