MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) - A man and two women are accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a south Louisiana jail, according to officials.
The Morgan City Police Department reported the following arrests:
- Kayla Aucoin, 23
- Matthew Harrigan, 24
- Samantha Landreneau, 24
Police said all three suspects are from Morgan City.
According to investigators, officers with the Morgan City Police Department Jail were tipped off on June 4 that a package containing illegal materials was possibly going to make its way into the facility. Officials said a search of the grounds turned up a package containing what they believe to be marijuana and tobacco products.
Investigators stated they uncovered evidence linking Landreneau and Aucoin, who happened to be locked up at the jail, to a conspiracy to get the package into the jail. The pair was re-arrested Monday afternoon.
Authorities added an arrest warrant was issued for Harrigan's arrest and he was taken into custody a couple of hours after the two women.
All three were booked into the Morgan City Jail on charges of criminal conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility and criminal conspiracy to possession of marijuana.
Harrigan faces additional charges of criminal conspiracy to distribute marijuana and violation of uniform CDS law (drug-free zone).
Officials said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.