A former nurse at a federal prison in Southeast Texas has been sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling heroin into the lockup.
Lakista Lashau Davis of Beaumont was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in Beaumont. The 44-year-old Davis pleaded guilty last August to possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Prosecutors said Davis worked as a contract nurse at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex from November 2014 to March 2015.
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Investigators said Davis conspired with an inmate to smuggle heroin into the unit for distribution in exchange for a $5,000 payment.
The nurse was indicted last April. Prosecutors didn't immediately provide information on the inmate allegedly associated with Davis in the heroin-smuggling effort.