Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

1) On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Shaquita Warren and Elizabeth Jones were arrested at Ware State Prison in Waycross. Officers were conducting vehicle searches and found contraband in their vehicles. Warren had marijuana, tobacco, rolling papers and a loaded pistol in her vehicle. Jones had marijuana in her vehicle. The Ware County Sheriff's Office assisted.

2) On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Lella Ann McKie was arrested at Hays State Prison in Trion. She was visiting an inmate when an officer observed her passing an item to him. Officers found drugs in the inmate's possession. The Chattooga County Sheriff's Office assisted.

3) On Monday, June 20, 2011, Martin Hicks and James Self were arrested by the Jones County Sheriff's Office. An officer from Central State Prison in Macon was at a mobile construction site in Jones County prior to inmates arriving when Hicks and Self arrived to drop off tobacco. Authorities also found crystal meth in their vehicle. Hicks is currently on Parole.

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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