Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

**MORE THAN 548 CIVILIANS AND 94 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**

1) On January 5, 2013, visitor Sharon Couch to Calhoun State Prison could not a clear the metal detector. Upon questioning, she removed some cooked ham from her person. A search of her vehicle found several balloons of tobacco. She then removed a candy bar wrapper from on her person containing seven bags of tobacco. Couch was arrested by the Calhoun Sheriff's Office.

The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.

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