Attempted Trafficking of Drugs & Cell Phone Results in Arrest of Former Correctional Officer

(PLAINFIELD) – On Monday, December 30th, police arrested 30-year-old Theresa Ciara Ann Addison, of Indianapolis, for attempting to traffic suboxone and a cellular phone onto the grounds of the Putnamville Correctional Facility. 

The investigation began in mid October of 2019 based on information developed by Correctional Police Officers with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) that Addison had contact with an offender at the Putnamville Correctional Facility and was taking action to smuggle the drugs and cell phone onto the property.

Addison was arrested on charges of conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance, conspiracy to traffic a cellular telephone, conspiracy to deal in a Schedule III controlled substance, application fraud, and official misconduct.

Addison was incarcerated at the Hendricks County Jail.

At the time the investigation started it was determined Addison was employed with the IDOC as a Correctional Officer, at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility.  Addison’s employment began in April of 2019 and was terminated in October of 2019.

The Warden of the Putnamville Correctional Facility, Brian Smith, commented, “I’m grateful our very own Correctional Police Officers initiated this investigation and were able to develop a case that resulted in the Hendricks County Prosecutor issuing a warrant for the arrest of Addison.  We do not tolerate trafficking of any substance into our facilities and will aggressively work to prosecute any person who traffics – be they a citizen or an employee – to the fullest extent possible.” Warden Smith concluded, “Trafficking of any nature can create hazards for other offenders as well as our hard-working employees who appreciate Addison has been removed from a place of trust and will no longer jeopardize the safety of others.” 

About Trafficking

Trafficking in a correctional facility is defined as the act of buying or selling of illegal substances or substances which may be legal but are not permitted in a correctional environment, such as the sale or trade of tobacco products.

About Suboxone

Suboxone Film is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal). For more information about Suboxone visit this site.

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