Former PCF correctional officer arrested for trafficking, misconduct
PUTNAMVILLE — Suspended from her job at Putnamville Correctional Facility since late April, a Terre Haute woman was booked in the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday morning.
Brittnie Nurudeen, 26, is accused of having trafficked contraband with an inmate and was booked in the jail at 8:13 a.m. on a Putnam County warrant.
On Aug. 29, the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office filed two charges against Nurudeen in Putnam Superior Court — Level 6 felony official misconduct and Class A misdemeanor.
Then on Sept. 5, offender DaShawn Sherman, 27, Putnamville Correctional Facility, was charged with Class A misdemeanor possession of a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike and Class A misdemeanor trafficking with an inmate.
Sherman was found to be in possession of a green leafy substance on the afternoon of April 28. The substance was later found to be synthetic marijuana.
According to court records, Putnamville internal affairs investigators uncovered intelligence that Sherman may have been involved with a female staff member, Nurudeen.
During an interview with Internal Affairs Investigator Robert Evans, Nurudeen allegedly admitted to writing several letters to Sherman.
Evans wrote that Nurudeen also admitted to going to Indianapolis to pick up two small packages wrapped in electrical tape for offender Sherman.
Court records note that Nurudeen then admitted to smuggling in the packages in the ensuing two days.
Nurudeen insisted that she had no idea what was in the packages, only that she trafficked them into the facility.
Having been sentenced in February 2009 when he was still 18, Sherman’s earliest possible release date prior to these charges is Sept. 15, 2019. At that time, he was convicted of eight felonies: four counts of Class B felony robbery (armed or bodily injury) and four counts of Class B felony criminal confinement.