Prison officer charged with having contraband

Outside the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca 
FILE PHOTO: SUREASH CHOLAI -
Outside the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca FILE PHOTO: SUREASH CHOLAI -

A prison officer has been charged with smuggling contraband into the Golden Grove Prison on Saturday.

Shawn St Louis, 49, of La Brea was allegedly found with three Samsung Galaxy cell phones, one pair of headphones, a phone charger, one pack of cigarettes and marijuana wrapped in duct tape while on duty at the Golden Grove Prison on Saturday.

A police service media release on Sunday said prison officials received information around 12.55pm about an officer trafficking prohibited items. St Louis was searched and the items were allegedly found. Police were called and PC Ali charged the prison officer.

He is expected to appear before an Arima magistrate on Monday.

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