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Posted on: April 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Investigation Continues of Contracted Prison Nurse who had Meth, Fentanyl in Vehicle


A New Providence woman is charged with having methamphetamine and fentanyl in her vehicle, parked outside Lancaster County Prison where she worked as a contracted nurse.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force conducted a search Monday on Leann M. Barr’s vehicle, parked on North Franklin Street, and found a half-ounce of methamphetamine, two capsules of fentanyl, and paraphernalia.

Barr, 32, is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and two misdemeanor charges.

She was arraigned Tuesday morning and released on $20,000 unsecured bail.

The investigation revealed Barr was working at the prison as a contracted nurse. Investigators, including law-enforcement personnel at the prison, continue to look at whether Barr brought drugs inside the prison.

“Law-enforcement continues to investigate potential sources for controlled substances which have been able to infiltrate Lancaster County Prison,” District Attorney Craig Stedman said Wednesday. “Given the fact that we are seeing more overdoses to more dangerous drugs than ever before in this county, it is important that we treat any offenders who are introducing drugs into the prison with the appropriate severity.”

Barr, of Hollow Road, has been terminated from working at the prison.

The seized methamphetamine has a street value of about $1,400, detectives estimated. Detectives also found in the vehicle .4 grams of fentanyl, in two capsules. Barr is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver the fentanyl.

Detectives also found in the vehicle a digital scale, smoking devices and a diversionary safe.

Lancaster County Drug Task Force filed charges, with approval from Assistant District Attorney Jared Hinsey.

Barr is presumed innocent.                                                                                       

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