Angola visitor arrested after body scanner detects contraband


West Feliciana deputies booked a 27-year-old woman on drug charges after an Angola body scanner detected a foreign object inside of her Sunday.

Charlitame Rucker, a 27-year-old who lives at 505 Isabell Lane in Tallulah, told Department of Corrections officers she was smuggling contraband into the prison. Rucker turned over 26.7 grams of marijuana, according to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety.

Rucker was booked on charges of taking contraband to and from a penal institution and simple possession of marijuana.

That was the second time within a week that a Louisiana State Penitentiary body scanner detected drugs and helped prevent drug smuggling into the prison, according to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety.

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