Smuggling contraband into Detention Center results in time spent there

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Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents and Natchitoches Detention Center Deputies arrest several inmates and others on charges of smuggling illegal contraband into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. According to a Task Force official, these arrests were a result of a long-term investigation.

Contraband included cell phones, tobacco products, methamphetamine, marijuana and synthetic marijuana. In January, NPDC officials contacted the NMJDTF in reference to smuggling by inmates with assistance from subjects on the outside. On Feb. 6, NPDC deputies intercepted a package containing synthetic marijuana, tobacco, a cell phone and methamphetamine placed in a trash can inside the visitation area bathroom. Several inmates, including Lemont Dorsey, Antoine Mitchell and Terrance King, were charged with three counts of Principal to Introduction of Contraband into a Penal facility for their part in the plan.

Natchitoches citizens recruited by the above inmates to assist, and subsequently arrested for their participation in the Feb. 6 incident include:

Ashley Lonique Kilpatrick, b/f, 26, on 3 counts of Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for bringing in a package containing illegal contraband and placing it in a trash can at the NPDC.

Mary Losee, w/f, 34, on 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for collecting and packaging illegal contraband brought into the NPDC and providing 3 way calls for inmates in the NPDC where they were able to communicate and plan to have the contraband smuggled into the facility.

Christyn L. Babineaux, b/f, 18, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for providing transportation that brought a package which contained illegal contraband smuggled into NPDC. Megan Burks, b/f, 19, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for arranging transportation that brought illegal contraband into the NPDC.

Earl King, b/m, 24, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for obtaining and providing illegal contraband taken into NPDC, namely synthetic marijuana, a cell phone and methamphetamine; Distribution of CDS I (Synthetic Marijuana) by providing synthetic marijuana to a suspect who smuggled the CDS into NPDC Feb. 6; Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine) by providing methamphetamine to a suspect who smuggled the CDS into NPDC.

Sonja King, b/f, 45, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for providing 3 way calls for inmates in the NPDC to be able to communicate and plan smuggling contraband into NPDC.

Kourtney King, b/f, 20, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for obtaining and providing illegal contraband taken into the NPDC, namely synthetic marijuana, a cell phone and methamphetamine.

NPDC inmate Lemont Dorsey, b/m, 25, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for arranging transportation for suspects who brought illegal contraband into the NPDC.

NPDC inmate Antoine Mitchell, b/m, 31, -3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for orchestrating and planning the smuggling of illegal contraband into the NPDC.

NPDC inmate Terrance King, b/m, 26, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for orchestrating and planning the smuggling of illegal contraband into the NPDC.

NPDC inmate Marlon Rachal, b/m, 3 counts of Principal to Introduction of contraband into a penal facility for orchestrating and planning the smuggling of illegal contraband into the NPDC.

It is important that the public be aware that any part one might play in the smuggling of illegal contraband into a penal facility can result in their arrest. This can include and is not limited to: providing 3-way calls where plans are made to elude law enforcement, purchasing and packaging illegal contraband to be smuggled into the NPDC, accepting payment for obtaining contraband or providing 3-way calls for inmates, obtaining Green Dot or Money Pack cash cards and placing money on inmates’ accounts for illegal services or providing transportation for contraband items to be smuggled into a penal facility. The Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force will thoroughly investigate the crime of smuggling contraband into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and all vehicles and persons that enter the facility are subject to search at any time.

This safety measure is crucial to provide a safe environment for both employees and inmates. It is a felony to bring weapons, narcotics or any other contraband on to the grounds of the NPDC.