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Prison Nurse Sentenced for Smuggling Heroin for Federal Inmate

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 44-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Lakista Lashau Davis pleaded guilty on Aug. 27, 2015, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison on Jan. 21, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

According to information presented in court, from November 2014 to March 2015, Davis, while employed as a contract nurse at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex, conspired with an inmate to smuggle heroin into the Beaumont Prison Complex for distribution.  Davis agreed to a $5,000 payment in return for smuggling the drugs.  Davis was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 2, 2015.  

                This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.

Updated January 22, 2016

Drug Trafficking