WESTVILLE — A visitor to Westville Correctional Facility was arrested Sunday at the facility.

Sarah Kindig, of Warsaw, planned to visit offender Tony Booth. While undergoing the routine search of all visitors, the shakedown officer felt something suspicious on Kindig. Following questioning and a subsequent search she was found to be in possession of contraband.

A facility correctional police officer from the office of investigations and intelligence arrested her on one count of trafficking, a level 5 felony and transported her to the LaPorte County Jail.

The incident is still under investigation by the facility’s investigative office to determine what charges or internal disciplinary action may be taken with offender Booth or any others allegedly involved.

Booth was transferred to a restrictive housing unit for further questioning. He was sentenced to four years in Noble County for possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony, and is currently serving time on a parole violation. His projected release date is March 21, 2017, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

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Joyce has been a staff writer for The Times for more than 20 years. She is the municipal and education reporter for Porter County. She is an amateur genealogist and writes a blog, Remember your Roots, appearing online each Thursday.