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Two La Porte individuals arrested for drug trafficking

LA PORTE, Ind. – The La Porte County Drug Task Force announced the arrest of two people who allegedly mailed drugs to the La Porte County Jail.

According to police an investigation began in April of this year when jail staff intercepted a controlled substance received in the mail.

The evidence obtained by officers was turned over to the county prosecutors office then to Judge Tom Alevizos.

Joveda Wood (49), was arrested for Trafficking with an Inmate Level 5 Felony (3 counts), and is being held on a $15,000 bond.

Joshua Caudill (29), was arrested for Trafficking Level 5 Felony.

Officials say Caudill is a current inmate in the jail and is being held without bond.

Captain Derek Allen who is jail commander, stated, “I commend the work, and diligence of the jail staff for catching the substance, as it was sent in through the US Mail service. We train our staff on a regular basis, to detect those attempting to traffic with inmates, and that training has paid off. The La Porte County Jail has a zero tolerance for those who allegedly traffic within our facility, and we will continue to aggressively pursue those responsible.”

Both individuals are due in court Friday.

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