Joint operation nets employee arrest

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Escambia County Sheriff's Investigators along with Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations served arrest warrants on Lakerdra Shanta Snowden, who was a corrections officer at the Escambia County Detention Center.

Today's arrest stems from a joint operation between ECSO and the FBI into the smuggling of contraband into the detention facility. Snowden is charged with one count of Use of Official Position for Personal Gain (Ethics Violation), and Promoting Prison Contraband 1st Degree.

Snowden was immediately terminated from her position and is being held wit...

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