South Bend woman arrested for bringing illegal gifts into Indiana State Prison


A South Bend woman was arrested while visiting the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

Prison Superintendent William K. Wilson says Nancy Odynski, 42, of South Bend was there to see a friend, who is an inmate there, and apparently brought him several packages of K-2, suboxone and tobacco.

Odynski was arrested Sunday by a prison officer for trafficking and taken to the LaPorte County Jail.

She faces up to 8 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine.

The inmate Odynski was visiting was Craig Hardesty of St. Joseph County, who is serving four years in prison for theft and receiving stolen property. The earliest he will be released is March 2016.

"I would like to express my appreciation to the staff at the Indiana State Prison," said Wilson. "We continue to be diligent in our efforts at enforcing the laws by stopping contraband from entering in to the facility."

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