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Visitor charged with trafficking at State Prison

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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) said.

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.”



Posted 12/28/2016




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