WCC: Mother tried to bring drugs to son

May 1, 2019

WESTVILLE — A woman has been arrested for trafficking controlled substances with her son at the Westville Correctional Facility on Sunday, correction officials said.

Minnette Hogan of Chicago now faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, a Level 6 felony; and trafficking a controlled substance, a Level 5 felony.

According to a statement from the Westville Correctional Facility, at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday, WCC staff, while conducting inspections of morning offender visitors, discovered a controlled substance on Hogan.

Hogan is the mother of Alonzo Hogan Jr., 32, of Chicago, an inmate at the facility whom Minnette Hogan was visiting, according to WCC.

Alonzo Hogan is in the facility facing serving 5-year sentence out of Vanderburgh County for a 2016 conviction for fraud on a financial institution, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.

Following the discovery on Sunday, Minnette Hogan was placed under arrest and transported to the La Porte County Jail where she was booked, police said.

“These situations are always difficult, but the prevention of trafficking makes a safer environment for everyone,” said Warden Mark Sevier.

During her preliminary hearing, Minnette Hogan pleaded not guilty to the charges. The court reduced her bond to $1,500 cash, and she was later released on bail. A hearing to set a trial date has been set for May 17 at 9 a.m. in Superior Court 2.

—From staff reports