Inmate ran second drug ring from Indiana prison

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An inmate serving a life sentence for running a drug ring from the New Castle state prison has been charged with doing the same thing from the state prison in Michigan City.

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Wesley "FeFe" Hammond used a contraband cellphone to operate a major Terre Haute methamphetamine and cocaine ring from his prison cell. Hammond was one of 15 suspects arrested Tuesday. If convicted, they could face life without parole.

In 2011, the Tribune-Star reports that Hammond was sentenced to life in prison without parole on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine while housed at the state prison in New Castle.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says Hammond has been moved to another location where he can't obtain cellphones.

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