Woman allegedy brings drugs in prison

Published 12:29 am Tuesday, April 15, 2008

VIDALIA — A Lafayette woman was arrested after allegedly taking drugs into a parish prison.

Letha S. Cooper, 27, 102 Sweetbriar St., Apt. B, Lafayette, was arrested Sunday on charges of distribution of marijuana, introduction of contraband into a penal institution and felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Cooper was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Monday.

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Concordia Parish Narcotics Task Force Commander Lt. Greg Jackson first arrested Cooper after she was allegedly caught taking marijuana to an inmate at Concordia Parish Correctional Facility, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens said.

Officers also reportedly found marijuana in Cooper’s vehicle in the CPCF parking lot.

Cooper is currently being detained on a $50,700 bond.