A shakedown at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Saturday, resulted in the arrest of a prison employee for allegedly trying to bring contraband into the prison.

A shakedown at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Saturday, resulted in the arrest of a prison employee for allegedly trying to bring contraband into the prison.

Louisiana Department of Corrections investigators thwarted the corrections officer's attempt to smuggle drugs and contraband to prisoners.

During a routine shakedown of 26-year-old Kaelyn D. Franklin, 11521 St. Lawrence Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, corrections officers at Angola found a package containing 48 tramadol pills, 29 ecstasy pills, 20.2 grams of synthetic marijuana, .7 grams of crystal meth, and cigarette rolling papers.

Investigators discovered the contraband inside Franklin's car inside the prison. Corrections officers immediately notified the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, and deputies booked Franklin with one count each of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute tramadol.

During the shakedown, Franklin voluntarily resigned from the Department. She had worked at Angola since August, 29, 2016. She was a corrections officer for the prison with a rank of sergeant.

The investigation is still ongoing with inmate arrests expected.