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Prison visitor arrested after body scanner finds contraband

September 29, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A visitor to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is in custody after a new body scanner detected contraband and helped officers block a drug smuggling attempt.

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, in a news release, says the scanner detected a foreign object Friday inside of 22-year-old Brittany Alexus, of Lafayette.

When officers questioned Alexus, authorities say she rapidly headed to her vehicle in the parking lot. The prison’s shakedown team searched her vehicle and discovered a plastic bag containing several water bottles with hidden compartments. One of the bottles contained 58.3 grams of synthetic marijuana.

Alexus faces charges of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I Sythetic Cannabinoids. It was unknown if she’s represented by an attorney.

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