Nurse Arrested For Trafficking With An Inmate
This past Friday, members of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administration received information that an inmate within the jail was in possession of a cellular telephone. Upon receiving this information, an investigation was immediately launched and Sheriff’s Office Detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division were called upon to assist. The investigation quickly progressed throughout the day and turned to an employee of Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH). ACH is the contracted medical provider for inmates housed in the La Porte County Jail. As a result of the investigation, Gina Salinas, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), was arrested for a single count of Trafficking with an Inmate. Detectives determined that Salinas brought into the jail a cellular telephone that was intended to be delivered to a specific inmate. The cellular telephone was recovered inside a cellblock of the jail. Salinas remains lodged in the LaPorte County Jail on a $15,005.00 cash only bond through La Porte Circuit Court. ACH has since terminated Salinas employment. Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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