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Alleged Smuggling by Prison Guard

(Michigan City, IN) - A correctional officer at Indiana State Prison was allegedly caught trying to smuggle marijuana to an inmate.


Robin Dinkins, 38, is charged with level 5 felony trafficking with an inmate. According to court documents, she reported for work at the prison in Michigan City on November 28th, and during a standard shakedown, the odor of marijuana was detected.


Two small packages wrapped in black tape were discovered after she complied with requests to remove her uniform and undergarments in a prison bathroom. Police said the marijuana weighed 54 grams, which is close to two ounces.


According to court documents, Dinkins said she “screwed up” and wanted to speak with a lawyer.


The Hammond woman could face anywhere from a one to six-year sentence.

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