officer at the Westville Correctional Facility was arrested Saturday on a
charge of trafficking, the Indiana Department of Correction is reporting.
According to DOC,
Paul Farkas was detained under suspicion of attempting transport tobacco
into the prison after a pack of cigarettes fell on the floor during a manual
shake-down by a Correctional Police Officer.
A further search
produced a clear plastic bag containing two small bundles of white and tan
powdery substances, DOC said. A silver wrapped was also discovered
containing a second tan bundle of powder, two books of matches, and a small
straw, DOC said.
Field tests for the
powdery substances returned positive for cocaine weighing 0.6 grams and
heroin weighing one gram, DOC said.
In addition, Farkas
was found to be in possession of $300, DOC said.
Farkas was booked
into the LaPorte County Jail on a charge of trafficking a controlled
substance, DOC said.
emphasize enough the value we place on our staff and the outstanding work
they do daily,” Warden Mark Sevier said. “This was another example of the
collaborative effort and teamwork by dedicated staff. Fortunately those
procedures are so effective, even those sworn to uphold the law are held
accountable by them.”