Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE-- Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) Officer Bill Morrison has been arrested on drug and trafficking charges.
Acting on gathered intelligence, Morrison, of Linton, Indiana was stopped by WVCF Correctional Police Officers as he tried to enter the facility early this morning. During questioning Morrison turned over several markers/highlighters, containing tobacco and 16 grams of K-2 or synthetic marijuana.
Morrison also consented to a search of his home in Linton, Indiana by WVCF investigators. The search uncovered more markers containing tobacco along with two boxes Morrison said had contained the shipments of markers, sent to his home by families of two offenders linked to the conspiracy. The offenders will not be identified, pending the outcome of the ongoing criminal investigation. Both have been placed in a restrictive status housing unit.
The Greene County man was transported to the Sullivan County Jail, preliminarily charged with Trafficking with an Inmate, a Level 5 Felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance (synthetic marijuana), a Class A Misdemeanor. Bond was set at $19,000. A gate closure has been issued, banning Officer Bill Morrison from entering the maximum-security facility.
Superintendent Richard Brown commended the facility Office of Investigation and Intelligence(OII) on the arrest, adding, “ Anyone foolish enough to think they are going to get away with illegal activity at Wabash Valley are in for a rude awakening!”
WVCF Correctional Police will forward all relevant evidence to the Indiana State Police for follow up investigations on all civilians linked to the case.
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