Employee arrested for trafficking with an inmate

Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Cass County Sheriff’s Department

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department

Last week, corrections officers of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office learned of possible narcotics trafficking within the Cass County Jail. A subsequent investigation by Major Kevin Pruiett and Detective Joe Nies found an employee of the Cass County Jail had allegedly brought an illegal narcotic into the jail and given the substance to an inmate.

The completed investigation was forwarded to the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of criminal charges. An arrest warrant was issued and the employee Megan Benefiel, 25, of rural Logansport, turned herself into the jail on January 29, 2021.

Megan Benefiel was incarcerated on level 5 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and trafficking with an inmate.

Sheriff Schroder stated “Not only is this a violation of the public trust needed to operate the jail, it is a violation of state law. This incident should not tarnish the other hard working and dedicated employees of the Cass County Sheriff’s office and Jail.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.