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Police: Pair tried to get drugs into correctional facilities

February 13, 2019

A local man and woman are charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into correctional institutions.

Calvin Jones, 37, and Diamond Parker, 29, were charged Jan. 23 in a five-count indictment in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne.

The indictment was unsealed after Parker was arrested Tuesday, according to Ryan Holmes, a spokesman for U.S. attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Parker was being held at the Allen County Jail as a federal inmate, Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Stone said.

Both are in custody, but it is unclear where Jones is being held, but Holmes said that indictments with co-defendants are typically unsealed when both are arrested.

The two were involved in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal narcotics into unnamed correctional institutions starting in August 2017 through October 2018, according to the indictment.

Investigating agencies include the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Indiana Department of Corrections, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the FBI.

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