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Contraband Arrests at Multiple State Prisons

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1,195 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On March 25 at Hays State Prison, security staff observed Christopher Cammick attempting to throw contraband over the fence. The contraband consisted of 3 bundles wrapped in clear plastic wrap. Cammick was arrested by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.

On March 24 at Montgomery State Prison, security staff conducted a vehicle search. Security staff discovered 680 grams of tobacco, 106.2 grams of dipping tobacco, a pill bottle containing 3 grams of marijuana, 3 packs of rolling paper and a box of sandwich bags. Meressa Hunter and Dquan English were arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

On March 24 at Dodge State Prison, security staff noticed a bulge on Officer Brittany Newson’s person. After consenting to a search, security staff discovered 4 vacuum sealed packages of 804 grams of tobacco. Officer Newson was arrested by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office

On March 22, the Wrightsville Police Department observed a vehicle near Johnson State Prison. After searching the vehicle, the police discovered a cell phone, a charger, 5 bundles of tobacco, a gun and a vacuum sealed package of marijuana. Johnny Alfaro and Joseph Carrier were arrested by the Wrightsville Police Department.

On March 19, Telfair County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop near Telfair State Prison and searched the vehicle. They discovered 3 bundles wrapped in black tape with 6 touch screen cell phones, 6 chargers and 7 packages of smoking tobacco. Sherry Green and James Rumph were arrested by the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office.

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