PUTNAMVILLE -- Putnamville Correc-tional Facility Supt. Stanley Knight reported that a prison visitor was arrested Saturday for attempting to traffic a controlled substance with an offender.
During a routine pat search, Donald Cummings, 69, Bloomington, was found to be in possession of several strips of Suboxone, a controlled substance intended for the treatment and detoxification of addictions including methadone, heroin, pain pills and opioid dependence.
Cummings was attempting to visit with his son, offender Travis Cummings, who has been incarcerated at Putnamville since May 9, 2002 for dealing cocaine, a Class B Felony; Intimidation, Class D Felony, and Battery Class D Felony.
Offender Cum-mings' current projected release date is Dec. 17, 2016.
Donald Cummings was arrested by Correctional Police Officer Troy Keith on three felony counts: Possession of a controlled substance (Class D felony), attempting to deal a controlled substance (Class C felony) and attempting to traffic with an offender (Class C felony). Trafficking with offenders is a criminal offense and is a Class D felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to eight years and a $10,000 fine.
The elder Cum-mings remains in the Putnam County Jail, awaiting his initial hearing.
Supt. Knight praised the Putnam-ville staff for "due diligence in upholding the safety and security of the facility."