Woman Arrested in Perry County For Trafficking With Inmate

A woman was arrested in Perry County yesterday for trafficking with an inmate.

An investigation by the Indiana Department of Correction resulted in the January 9th arrest of 47-year-old Lashea Taylor. The investigation led to information that alleged Taylor of attempting to traffic drugs into the Branchville Correctional Facility when visiting an offender.  Suboxone was recovered as a result of the investigation.

Ms. Taylor was arrested and transported to Perry County Jail pending charges of:

  • Trafficking a Controlled Substance with an Inmate, a Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Level 6 Felony
  • Dealing in a Schedule V Controlled Substance, a Level 6 Felony

Warden Kathy Alvey says that they have a zero-tolerance policy on trafficking and they will arrest and seek prosecution against any person who attempts to traffic illegal substances into any of their facilities.

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