A Lafayette resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge of attempted
trafficking after the Indiana Department of Correction said that she was
found in possession of contraband at Westville Correctional Facility.
According to DOC, Penny Adams, 50, was visiting Marshall Gregory, 46, also
from Lafayette, when unspecified contraband was found on her person.
Adams was transported to LaPorte County Jail. Trafficking is a Class C
felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.
Gregory was sentenced in May to 10 years in DOC through Jasper County after
being convicted of illegal possession of a scheduled substance and has a
projected release date of April 9, 2017.
“Gregory was placed under investigation and moved to the segregation unit at
the facility following the incident,” DOC said. “He may face additional
similar charges based on the outcome of that investigation.”
“Trafficking impacts us more than most people realize,” Superintendent Mark
Levenhagen said. “When fights and violence occur, they can often be traced
back to contraband.
“I commend our staff for the thoroughness and diligence they apply to their
duties and responsibilities,” DOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said. “We
encourage friends and family to support those who are incarcerated but at
the same time need to be mindful that such contact may cause rather than