An Indiana State Prison correctional officer was arrested July 30 at the
facility on a charge of trafficking with an offender, the Indiana Department
of Correction (DOC) said.
According to a statement released last week, Marcus Crenshaw, 27, of
Chicago, reported for work at the start of his shift, was stopped and
searched by facility investigators from Internal Affairs, and subsequently
was found to be in possession of approximately 343 grams of a leafy
substance which later field-tested positive for marijuana.
DOC said that the marijuana was intended for delivery to a prisoner.
Crenshaw--hired in April 2013--was charged with one count of trafficking and
transported to LaPorte County Jail. He has been suspended without pay, DOC
Trafficking is a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.
“The incident is currently under investigation by the facility’s Internal
Affairs Department to determine what charges or internal disciplinary action
may be taken with any offenders allegedly involved,” DOC said.
“I congratulate the Indiana State Prison for continuing to be diligent in
their efforts performance to remove those who feel they are above the law,”
DOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said. “Those who uphold the honor of their
position as state employees simply will not tolerate such activity.”
Added Superintendent William K. Wilson, “I am very proud of the staff and
the great work we do on a daily basis. This is indicative of our commitment
to maintain the safety and security of the facility. We will continue to
aggressively pursue and eradicate these individuals who choose to compromise
the integrity of our profession.”