Trio faces charges for allegedly trying to get drugs into jail

Trio faces charges for allegedly trying to get drugs into jail

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.

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