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Contraband Arrests at Smith and Dooly 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 802 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On March 20, at Smith State Prison, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from visitor Frank Emeka after he returned from the restroom to the visitation room. Visitor Emeka was searched and officers found three balloons filled with marijuana in his front pocket. The Glennville Sheriff’s department arrested visitor Emeka.
- On March 18, at Dooly State Prison, after receiving a tip that Officer Anthony Fruitrail was planning to bring two large bundles of unidentified contraband, he was questioned by his shift supervisor. Officer Fruitrail admitted that he had contraband on his person and was searched. Officers found the hidden contraband and Officer Fruitrail was arrested by the Dooly County Sheriff¹s department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.