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Boone Co. nurse accused of trafficking drugs into jail

Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 17:47:26-04

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- A medical contractor with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday on charges of trafficking Xanax bars with inmates.

According to a release from the department, correctional staff began noticing Monday afternoon that some inmates were behaving oddly.

Investigators determined four inmates were under the influence of an unknown substance.

The department said it was eventually determined that Denell C. Clark, 37, of Fortville, Indiana, had allegedly distributed 15-20 mg Xanax bars to an inmate in the jail’s “F” block. Clark was employed as a nurse by Quality Correctional Care, LLC. a medical contractor for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

In an interview, Clark allegedly confessed to Boone County investigators through she brought the pills into the jail from the outside.

Clark was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of trafficking with an inmate and booked in to the Boone County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. She had reportedly been terminated from her position with Quality Correctional Care.

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