A visitor was
arrested Sunday at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City on a charge of
trafficking with an offender, the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC)
According to DOC,
Dennea Moffitt of South Bend Indiana was detained after staff observed
unspecified “misconduct” between her and inmate Charles Farrell during a
visit. “Farrell was searched and found to be in possession of marijuana, a
package of orange pills, and one $50 bill,” DOC said.
Moffitt was taken
into custody by a correctional police officer and transported to the LaPorte
County Jail on a charge of trafficking, a Level 5 felony punishable by a
term of up to eight years.
Farrell is serving
a 63-year sentence for murder out of Elkhart Circuit Court, DOC said.
“Due to the
diligence of staff watching camera’s within the visiting room and performing
thorough strip searches of the offenders exiting the visiting room, this
bust was made possible,” Superintendent Ron Neal said. “This is just one
more example of the professionalism of ISP staff. Do not attempt to bring
drugs or contraband inside of this Prison, you will be caught.”