A visitor at the Westville Correctional Facility was arrested Saturday on a
charge of attempted trafficking with an offender, the Indiana Department of
Correction (DOC) said.
According to DOC, at 8:45 a.m. Mariah Hagler entered the facility to visit
inmate Kory Powelson with their child when she was confronted by staff.
“Both visitor and offender were escorted to the Investigations and
Intelligence Office for questioning regarding information she may be
attempting to traffic,” DOC said. “It was during this time, the visitor
admitted there were drugs in her vehicle. A search warrant for the visitor’s
vehicle was obtained and executed at 1 p.m. resulting in the discovery of a
Hagler was charged with possession of a controlled substance and attempting
to traffic a controlled substance with an offender. Hagler was transported
to the LaPorte County Jail and her child was placed in the custody of Child
Protective Services, DOC said.
Warden Mark Sevier stated, “Thanks to the unwavering efforts of our
Investigations and Intelligence team, we were able to prevent a major
delivery of contraband coming into the facility.”