A Muncie resident
was arrested Friday, May, 5, on a charge of trafficking with an inmate at
the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, the Indiana Department of
Correction (DOC) said.
According to DOC,
Sherry Fugate, 37, was stopped by correctional officers before her visit
with Offender Marquis Foard because she could not pass the pat-down search
prior to meeting Foard.
“Fugate was found
to be in possession of a large package,” DOC said. “Upon opening the
package, several additional packages were discovered that field-tested
positive as various controlled substances with an additional package of
brown leafy substance consistent with tobacco.”
transported to the LaPorte County Jail and charged with trafficking with an
offender, a Level 5 felony punishable by a term of one to six years.
Upon further review
by the LaPorte County Prosecutor, an additional charge of possession of a
controlled substance has been recommended, a Level 3 felony punishable by a
term of three to 16 years.
Foard, 33 of
Anderson, Ind., is serving a 67-year sentence out of Madison County on
convictions for robbery, attempted murder and aggravated battery, with an
earliest possible release date of Sept. 23, 2042.
“Due to staff
following procedures and completing a thorough search, drugs have been
prevented from entering the facility and this person will no longer be able
to continue to traffic with offenders at the Indiana State Prison,”
Superintendent Ron Neal said.