7 arrested in contraband smuggling ring at Lafayette jail

Seven people have been arrested for bringing in or being in possession of contraband in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

On January 6, 2017, deputies were conducting a regular search of the jail and found several suspicious packages.

Three inmates were found to be involved.

Authorities also arrested a few visitors who brought contraband into the jail.

They are all charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility.



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