Employee arrested after drugs found in prison

Information provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

BATON ROUGE, LA - A former prison employee was arrested today for bringing drugs into the parish prison.

Christopher Washington, 27, is charged with Distribution of Mojo (Synthetic Marijuana), Distribution of Methamphetamine, Bringing Contraband Into a Penal Institution and Malfeasance in Office. He was employed at the prison for approximately nine months.

According to reports, prison administration received information that Washington was in communication with persons outside of the prison concerning picking up narcotics and tobacco for inmates inside the prison. Detectives received information that Washington was scheduled to make a delivery of drugs into the prison today.

During an interview with Washington this morning he admitted that he was bringing Mojo and tobacco on behalf of at least three inmates for payment. He admitted that he was promised to be paid $1,000 per transaction, but had only received $150 to date.

Detectives searched Washington's vehicle and discovered Tobacco 668.2 grams,

Mojo 94.4 grams and Crystal Meth 7.5 grams.

Washington was terminated from the prison and booked on the above listed charges. The investigation is ongoing and charges against the inmates are pending.