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Texas prison nurse sentenced to 3 years in prison for smuggling heroin into federal lockup

January 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas prison nurse sentenced to 3 years in prison for smuggling heroin into federal lockup

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A former nurse has been sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling heroin into a federal prison in Southeast Texas .

Lakista Lashau Davis of Beaumont, Texas pleaded guilty last August to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

A joint investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration led to the arrest of Lakista Lashau Davis of Beaumont, Texas.

In the indictment unsealed last April, Prosecutors accused Davis, who worked at the prison from Nov. 2014 to March 2015, of conspiring to smuggle heroin with an inmate into the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex Detention center as part of a distribution ring in exchange for a $5,000.

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas handed the 44-year-old  a 36-month prison sentence. The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not release the name of the inmate allegedly involved with Davis in the trafficking scheme.

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