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[ISP] Indiana Department of Corrections Employee Arrested
Start Date: 6/8/2012 All Day
End Date: 6/8/2012
Entry Description

Michigan City, LaPorte County- At 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 8th, Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Detective Joe White arrested a Department of Correction employee on five felonies and two misdemeanors.

The arrest stemmed from a six month long investigation where information was received that contraband was allegedly being smuggled into the Michigan City State and Westville Correctional prisons.  During the investigation Detective White developed information that led him to investigate Tracey Young as a suspect.

Tracey Young is a recreational director at the Indiana Department of Corrections Juvenile Facility in South Bend but had previously worked as the recreational director at the Michigan City State Prison until she was transferred.  Warrants were also executed today at two residences in Michigan City that were associated with this investigation. 

Arrested:  Tracey L. Young, 38 of Michigan City
Charges:   1. One count of Trafficking Marijuana to an Inmate, a Class C Felony
               2. One count of Trafficking a Cell Phone to an Inmate, a Class C felony
               3. One count of Dealing Marijuana within one thousand feet of a Family Dwelling,a Class C Felony
               4. One count of Possession of Schedule 4 Narcotic, a Class C Felony
               5. One count of Official Misconduct, a Class D Felony
               6. One count of Possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor
               7. One count of Trafficking Tobacco Product with an Inmate, a Class A Misdemeanor

Young was incarcerated at the LaPorte County Jail where she is being held without bond.

Young was residing in the 300 block of Crestwood Drive in Michigan City allegedly with Gary Wright, 31.

Wright is wanted on a parole violation for Manslaughter. 

Anyone with any information to the whereabouts of Gary Wright can call Detective Joe White at the Indiana State Police Lowell Post at 219-696-6242 or the Michigan City Police TIP Line at 219-873-1478.  Callers can remain anonymous.

Agencies assisting:  Indiana State Police Emergency Response Teams, Michigan City Police Department and Emergency Response Team, Indiana Department of Corrections, LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office and United States Postal Inspection Service.

Location Information:
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Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Ann Wojas
Phone: (219) 690-0029
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
Tracey L. Young
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