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Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking

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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 resolve problems.”



Posted 11/21/2012