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Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
On Saturday, January 15, 2011, Samantha Miller and Brittany Laundry were arrested at Calhoun State Prison in Morgan. Officers discovered drugs in their vehicle during a routine search and Miller had additional drugs in her possession. The Calhoun County Sheriffï¿½s Office assisted.
On Saturday, January 15, 2011, Irma A. Martinez was arrested at Calhoun State Prison in Morgan. She was at the facility to visit an inmate when officers discovered drugs in her vehicle during a routine search. The Calhoun County Sheriffï¿½s Office assisted.
On Sunday, January 16, 2011, Thomas Lee Purdue was arrested at Telfair State Prison in Helena. He was at the facility visiting an inmate when an officer observed him giving marijuana to the inmate. Purdue rode to the prison with Camelia Green and Lakila Love Joy and they were also arrested after additional drugs were found in their possession and vehicle. The White County Sheriffï¿½s Office assisted.
On Sunday, January 16, 2011, Margarett Ann Buchannan was arrested at Rogers State Prison in Reidsville. She was arrested after an officer found tobacco in her shoes during a search. The Tattnall County Sheriffï¿½s Office assisted.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.