A Leesville woman has been arrested after she attempted to bring methamphetamine into a correctional facility.

Amanda Mae Johnson, 39, of Leesville, was arrested by the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. She was charged with one count of possession of a schedule II narcotic (methamphetamine) and one count of introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.

If convicted, Johnson could face up to five years at hard labor in prison. Her bond has been set at $15000, and she currently remains in the VPSO jail.

Louisiana Law states that it is illegal to introduce or attempt to distribute contraband items such as the following into a parish or  state correctional facility:

Legal currency of any kind (cash or coins)

Stolen property

Drugs or narcotics

Any article of food or clothing


Cell phones

Tattoo equipment

The law states that any contraband which is seized may be destroyed, donated to a charitable organization or put to lawful use within the institution unless it is needed as evidence in a criminal prosecution.