News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

February 15, 2013

Aramark employee arrested for trafficking

Indiana Dept. of Correction — PUTNAMVILLE – Aaron Flora, 44, of Brazil was arrested on Feb. 14 for attempting to traffick with an offender at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.                                     

When Flora arrived to work Thursday morning, Correctional Officer Sharon Wernick was monitoring the facility’s x-ray machine and observed what appeared to be a package concealed in a can of coffee that he was attempting to bring into the facility. A search of the container and of Flora revealed four cell phones, a large quantity of tobacco, and rolling papers.

During an interview with Correctional Police Officer Troy Keith, Flora admitted to trafficking stating that the items were intended for offender Jason Wyttenbach, 40, from Indianapolis. Flora was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Jail on a preliminary charge of trafficking with an inmate, Class C felony.

Wyttenbach is being held in administrative segregation and could face criminal charges pending the outcome of an investigation. He is currently serving multiple felony sentence. His projected release date is September 8, 2016, for a felony conviction of theft and fraud.

Flora has been employed at Putnamville since November 2011 as an Aramark contractual worker.

“Volunteers, State and Contractual staff receive extensive training in offender manipulation tactics and how to avoid them. Unfortunately, some still succumb to offender coercion to traffick and betray their obligations,” Superintendent Stanley Knight said in the release. “In a prison environment, it’s not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when’ your illegal activity will be detected … and, not a question of ‘if’ criminal charges will be pursued, but ‘how long’ of a sentence you may receive.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Guinea Rap Concert Stampede Kills 33+ Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3 People Killed, Deputies Wounded in NC Shootout 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010