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DNR: Tries to smuggle contraband to work-release inmate at Dunes State Park

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A Knox, Ind., resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance, after the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said that she tried to smuggle synthetic marijuana to an inmate on work release at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Christy Chavez, 38, was being held at the Porter County Jail on a charge of trafficking, a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.

According to the DNR, Chavez was taken into custody after Indiana Department of Correction officers noticed a suspicious vehicle near an area where inmates were working inside Dunes State Park.

DNR said that Chavez “was attempting to drop off synthetic marijuana and tobacco to a work release inmate” from the Westville Correctional Facility.


Posted 4/30/2014