Joint operation nets employee arrest
August 13, 2020
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 without bond pending her appearance in court on Wed., Aug. 12, 2020. This is still an ongoing investigation and more charges are anticipated. We will continue to arrest and prosecute anyone who is involved with bringing contraband to the detention facility.
Bond was set Wednesday afternoon at $100,000.