Two Charged With Dropping Off Illegal Contraband At John C. Burke Correctional

(Waupun) Two people have been charged with attempting to drop off illegal contraband at John C. Burke Correctional. Laketa Taylor of Mequon and Louis Moore of Milwaukee are both facing a felony count of Delivering Illegal Articles to an Inmate. In May, a correctional officer noticed a plastic bag in a ditch outside of the facility. The items recovered were several bags of chewing tobacco, seven cellphones, THC, cocaine and Krazy glue. A review of several inmates’ phone transcripts reportedly revealed a plan to leave contraband by a flower bed near the prison’s main entrance. Numbers that the inmates called were reportedly tied back to Taylor and Moore. Attempts by investigators to reach Taylor were unsuccessful. They were able to contact Moore who denied knowing anything but allegedly hung up when he was pressed further. If convicted, both face no more than three-and-a-half years in prison. Initial appearances for the 37-year-old Taylor and the 45-year-old Moore are scheduled for October 19th.