Two Prison Inmates, With The Assistance Of Corrections Officers, Orchestrated A Multi-State Drug Enterprise

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Thursday, 23 August 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Crystal Meth, Heroin

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A drug enterprise was located in the most unlikely of places, a prison!

Yes, you read that correctly. Federal authorities discovered that a multistate drug cartel was being orchestrated from an Indiana prison, by two prison inmates, in two different prisons.

According to authorities, two inmates, one at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in southwest Indiana and another at Westville Correctional Facility in northern Indiana, used mobile phones to orchestrate distributions of cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, heroin and PCP.

Surprisingly, the indictment alleged that the head of the drug enterprise is an inmate who was previously convicted of attempted murder and murder, and is serving life in prison.

One might wonder how mobile phones and illicit substances reached convicted inmates. Simple, corrections officers allegedly smuggled the illicit substances and mobile phones into the prison.

On Wednesday, August 22, during federal raids, authorities arrested forty people in connection with distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, orchestrated by inmates, with the assistance of corrections officers.

Of the forty individuals arrested on Wednesday, seventeen of them were arraigned in a federal court. Due to the fact that the presiding judge found them all to be flight risks, they were held without bail.

After fainting or falling asleep, one individual was escorted out of the courtroom.

Although the focus of the drug investigation was in Indiana, a representative for the Federal Bureau of Investigations divulged that several of the raids occurred in states other than Indiana.

There is no word yet regarding charging information. Stay tuned for up to the minute details regarding charges and further arrest information.

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Original Article: nbcnews.com

Photo courtesy of: indystar.com

About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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