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Angola Prison Guard Arrested On Smuggling Charges

Angola Prison Guard Arrested On Smuggling Charges

A guard at the state penitentiary is on the other side of the cell walls after she was arrested on smuggling charges.

WBRZ-TV reports LeAngela Handy was stuffing her bra with drugs and other illegal items and sneaking them into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

Warden Burl Cain said Tuesday that Handy had a drug store stuffed in her bra: crack cocaine, crystal meth, Lortab, Xanax, cocaine and fake pot. She's also accused of smuggling cigars, a cell phone and cell phone charger.

Cain says Handy worked alone. No other prison employees are believed to be part of the smuggling operation.

Authorities say an informant helped break the case.

It was not immediately known whether Handy has an attorney.

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