Sullivan Co. man arrested for trafficking at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

A food transport worker was arrested for trafficking at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 9:02 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 9:02 AM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A food transport worker was arrested for trafficking at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Officials report 34-year-old Michael Willard, who was an ARAMARK employee, was accused of smuggling items to inmates.

ARAMARK is the contracted foodservice provider for the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). 

Willard is accused of smuggling 30 cell phones, K-2 and tobacco over the past few months. When Willard was questioned, he stated he was paid $10,000 for the items.

ARAMARK immediately terminated Willard’s employment.  “He violated public trust and the safety of our staff, all for the almighty dollar. We will be seeking maximum penalties when we take Willard’s case to the prosecutor,” said Deputy Warden Littlejohn.

Willard was taken to the Sullivan County Jail for trafficking with an inmate and trafficking tobacco. His bond was set at $19,000 with 10 percent allowed. 

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