Two Arrested for Alleged Drug Trafficking at Westville Correctional Facility


Two people were arrested on suspicion of trafficking with an inmate at the Westville Correctional Facility.

According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, Karrin Ransbottom from Warsaw arrived at the facility on Sunday afternoon to visit an inmate when she was allegedly found to be in possession of drugs after entering the front gate.

When she was questioned about her actions, officers learned that Delbert Schaetzle from Bourbon was reportedly waiting for Ransbottom in her car in the parking lot, according to the report. Correctional police officers took the pair into custody and transported to the LaPorte County Jail.

Ransbottom was booked on a preliminary charge of trafficking as a Level 5 felony while Schaetzle was booked on a preliminary charge of aiding or inducing trafficking as a Level 5 felony.

The inmate Ransbottom was to visit at the Westville Correctional Facility is under investigation by the Internal Affairs Department. The report states that the inmate may face additional charges as a result of the pending investigation as well as internal discipline from the facility.