A lieutenant who also served as a tact squad commander at Hays State Prison in Trion has been charged with violation of oath by a public officer, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and trading with inmates without the consent of the warden.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 39-year old Lakeshia Katersa Thomas was found in possession of more than an ounce of marijuana during the execution of a search warrant at her residence at 109 Leon Street in Rome.

According to the report, the marijuana was intended for distribution to members of the “Gangster Disciples” criminal street gang at the prison in Chattooga County.

The Rome News Tribune reported that Thomas received financial compensation in exchange for her participation in smuggling contraband into the prison.

Thomas is also charged with association with a criminal street gang to participate in criminal activity through the commission of an offense.



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