A Gary woman is accused of trying to smuggle a pound of marijuana to a man serving time at Indiana State Prison for a shooting death.
Brandi Kludt, 30, was arrested Friday afternoon on a warrant issued out of LaPorte Superior Court 2 in March for trafficking with an inmate, a Class C felony.
According to court documents, Kludt managed to get through a “modified frisk search” by a correctional officer in July after entering the prison on Michigan City's west side to visit offender Calvin Johnson.
Johnson is serving a 45-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a friend during a dispute at a bar in downtown South Bend.
Because it was a noncontact visit, Kludt had no way of handing the marijuana to Johnson, court records state. Fearing she would be caught, she disposed of the drug in a trash bin before leaving the visitation area, according to court documents.
The marijuana was in a popcorn bag containing three separate packages wrapped in electrical tape along with rolling papers, court records stated.
If convicted, Kludt could face two to eight years in prison.