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Charged with trafficking at Michigan City State Prison

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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.”

Fugate was 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.



Posted 5/9/2017




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