Drug Smuggling Arrest

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LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) – Deputies hiding in a wooded area near the Livingston Parish Detention Center intercepted thousands of dollars worth of drugs bound for the jail.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office said deputies arrested two people.

Lori Steele told officers, who had information about a plan to smuggle drugs into the jail, lay in wait for a few hours Wednesday until a man walked onto Detention Center property outside the jail's outer-perimeter fence.

Steele says the man carrying the drugs made his way through a wooded area after being dropped off by a woman.

She says the woman was arrested when she returned to pick the man up.

Deputies booked 34-year-old Kennie Wascom II and 29-year-old Kimberly Blount on drug charges.

It was unclear whether the suspects have attorneys.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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