Westville Correctional Officer arrested for alleged trafficking

WESTVILLE, Ind. – A Westville Correctional Officer was arrested Saturday for allegedly trafficking tobacco and drugs on prison grounds.

According to WCF, prison officials were notified of an officer who could not pass entrance procedures to the facility.

It was reported that during a manual shakedown, a pack of cigarettes fell onto the floor from Officer Paul Farkas’ person.

Officials say Farkas was detained on the suspicion of transporting tobacco but a secondary search allegedly uncovered two baggies of powder. One tested positive for cocaine and the other for heroin.

Officers found more than $300 in cash on Farkas as well.

He was arrested by correctional officers and booked into the La Porte County Jail for the trafficking of a controlled substance.

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