BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) reports a woman was arrested Friday evening while attempting to bring drugs into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Brittany Fitzgerald, 28, was arrested after deputies intercepted a call between her and an inmate in which the two planned for Fitzgerald to deliver drugs to the prison. Fitzgerald reportedly told police the inmate requested drugs be thrown over a fence at the facility.
Deputies were able to locate Fitzgerald in the parking lot of the prison in possession of the following drugs and contraband:
- 0.8-grams of heroin
- 0.5-grams of crystal methamphetamine
- Two-sealed Suboxone packs, bupreorphine 8-milligram/naloxone 2-milligram sublingual film
- Two-hypodermic needles, one of which loaded with 15-cubic centimeters of suspected heroin and the other with 15-cubic centimeters of suspected Naloxone
- One-vial of Naloxone HCI 0.4-milligram/one-milligram doses
- Zip-up case with small cotton balls, pieces of blue latex glove, and Triple Antibiotic/Pain Relief ointment
Fitzgerald was charged with the following:
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
- P. W. I. T. D. Crystal Methamphetamine
- P. W. I. T. D. Suboxone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Introducing Contraband into a Penal Institution.
A spokesperson for EBRSO says an investigation remains ongoing, with the possibility of Fitzgerald facing additional charges in the future.