Visitor charged after allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into prison inside body

Visitor charged after allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into prison inside body
A 30-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into Angola inside her body. (Source: Gray News)

ANGOLA, La. (WAFB) - A visitor is now behind bars after allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into Louisiana State Penitentiary inside her body.

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) say a body scanner at the prison helped officers discover the smuggling attempt Sunday, Dec. 1. The body scanner picked up on a foreign object inside the body of Erin Harrison, 30, of Kinder.

When DOC officials questioned Harrison, she reportedly decided to remove the object from her body and turn it over to investigators, who passed it along to deputies with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office. Deputies discovered the oblong object wrapped in plastic contained 18 g of suspected synthetic marijuana. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is testing the material.

The object contained 18 g of suspected synthetic marijuana, DOC officials say.
The object contained 18 g of suspected synthetic marijuana, DOC officials say. (Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections)
DOC officials say Harrison had this oblong object inside her when trying to enter the prison as a visitor.
DOC officials say Harrison had this oblong object inside her when trying to enter the prison as a visitor. (Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections)
A bottle of wine and a bottle of tequila were discovered in Harrison's car.
A bottle of wine and a bottle of tequila were discovered in Harrison's car. (Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections)

Investigators also searched Harrison’s car and reportedly found two bottles of liquor.

Harrison was arrested and booked with taking contraband to and from a penal institution.

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