Authorities search for escaped work-release inmate

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported law enforcement agents are searching for a work-release inmate.

Officials said Lynndrick Huey, 24, left his work-release job at a restaurant in Baton Rouge on Sunday.

Investigators now believe he may be in the New Orleans area. A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly helping him escape.

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Deputies added Huey was in the work-release program after getting arrested on drug charges in New Orleans.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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