An Indiana Department of Correction employee was arrested Friday on multiple
charges after the Indiana State Police said that she had been smuggling
contraband to prisoners at the Westville Correctional Facility and the
Indiana State Prison.
Tracey L. Young,
38, of Michigan City, was arrested on the following charges: trafficking
marijuana to an inmate, a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to
eight years; trafficking a cell phone to an inmate, a Class C felony;
dealing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a family dwelling, a Class C felony;
possession of a Schedule IV narcotic; a Class C felony; official misconduct,
a Class D felony punishable by a term of six months to three years;
possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and trafficking tobacco
product to an inmate, a Class A misdemeanor.
followed a six-month investigation by the ISP Organized Crime and Corruption
Unit, the ISP said, begun after information was received that contraband was
being smuggled to inmates.
Young is the
recreational director at the Westville Correctional Facility and had
previously held the same position at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan
City, the ISP said.
Wright, 31, a man with whom Young had allegedly been residing, in the 300
block of Crestwood Drive in Michigan City, is wanted on a charge of parole
information on the whereabouts of Wright should contact Det. Joe White at
the ISP post in Lowell at (219) 696-6242 or the Michigan City Police tip
line at (219) 873-1478. Callers can remain anonymous.