Contract nurse charged with trying to smuggle contraband into prison

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By The Staff

A contract nurse working at the Kentucky State Reformatory was recently arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the institution.

Lisa Evans, 40,  of Louisville, is charged with first and second-degree promoting contraband. The contraband included five pounds of tobacco, an ounce of marijuana, a large quantity of pornographic DVDs, four cellphones and a lighter. 

A subsequent search of her vehicle led to the confiscation of another quantity of tobacco, about one-quarter pound. Authorities believe that marijuana was packaged so it could also be smuggled into the facility. 

“I commend the work of the reformatory staff for their keen observations and involvement in catching this type of activity,” said KSR Warden J. David Donahue. “This behavior compromises the safety and security of our staff and our institution. I am disheartened at the conduct exhibited by someone performing services for the facility. We will do everything in our power to ensure this person is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”