resident was arrested Tuesday at the Westville Correctional Facility on a
charge of trafficking with an offender, the Indiana Department of
Corrections (DOC) said.
According to DOC,
Danica Canady was visiting inmate Dariel Jones when she was observed
attempting to pass contraband to Jones.
transported to the LaPorte County Jail and charged with trafficking, a Class
C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.
Jones was sentenced
in Howard County Superior Court on June 5, 2013, to 1,095 days for
possession of a controlled substance, DOC said. It was his third conviction
to the DOC for a drug offense since 2005, the DOC said.
Jones may face
additional charges in LaPorte County based on the outcome of that
investigation, DOC said, as well as potential internal discipline from the
“It is sad when an
inmate abuses his friends or family for personal gain rather than using them
as a resource and incentive for positive outcomes,” Westville Correctional
Facility Superintendent Mark Levenhagen said.
Bruce Lemmon commended Westville’s staff for the thoroughness and diligence
they apply to their duties and responsibilities. “Constant vigilance is
necessary to eliminate the abuse of visitation privileges by some to commit
another crime,” he said.