Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents and Natchitoches Detention Center Deputies arrested several inmates and others on charges of smuggling illegal contraband into the DC.
According to a Task Force official, these arrests resulted from a long term investigation. The contraband included cell phones, tobacco products, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Synthetic Marijuana
In January, 2018 NPDC officials contacted the NMJDTF in reference to inmates planning to smuggle contraband into the DC with the help of numerous subjects on the outside. On Feb. 6, DC deputies intercepted a package containing Synthetic Marijuana, tobacco, a cell phone and Methamphetamine that was left in a trash can inside the visitation area bathroom.
Several DC inmates (Lemont Dorsey, Antoine Mitchell, and Terrance King) were charged with three counts of introducing contraband into a penal institution.
NMJDTF agents identified citizens in Natchitoches who were recruited by the above DC inmates to smuggle the contraband into the DC. Agents arrested the following individuals (each was charged with three counts of introducing contraband into a penal institution):
Ashley Lonique Kilpatrick B/F 26
Placing package in trash can
Mary Losee W/F 34
Collecting and packaging illegal contraband and providing three-way calls for DC inmates to communicate and plan smuggling contraband
Christyn L. Babineaux B/F 18
Providing transportation to bring illegal contraband into DC
Megan Burks B/F 19
Arranging transportation to bring illegal contraband into DC
Earl King B/M 24
Obtaining and providing illegal contraband taken into DC (Synthetic Marijuana, cell phone, and Methamphetamine), Distribution of CDS I (Synthetic Marijuana), Distribution of CDS II (Methamphetamine)
Sonja King B/F 45
Providing three-way calls for inmates in the DC to communicate and plan smuggling contraband
Kourtney King B/F 20
Obtaining and providing illegal contraband taken into the DC (synthetic marijuana, cell phone, and methamphetamine)
Inmate Lemont Dorsey B/M 25
Arranging transportation for suspects who brought illegal contraband into the DC
Inmates Antoine Mitchell B/M 31
Terrance King B/M 26, and Marlon Rachal B/M
Orchestrating and planning the smuggling of illegal contraband into the DC
It’s important that the public be aware that any part one might play in the smuggling of illegal contraband into a penal institution can result in their arrest. This can include and is not limited to: providing three-way calls where plans are made in order to elude law enforcement, purchasing and packaging illegal contraband to be smuggled into the DC, accepting payment for obtaining contraband or providing three-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 institution.
All vehicles and persons that enter the DC are subject to search at anytime. This safety measure is crucial in order to provide a safe environment for both employees and inmates at the facility. It’s a felony to bring weapons, narcotics or any other contraband on to the grounds of the DC.
The NMJDTF thanks citizens for their support. Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen. For this reason the Task Force encourages citizens to report crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, the Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.