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Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 362 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state. ​​​​


1) On August 15, 2012, Civilians Catherine McCallister and Dustin Gullevge were arrested by Central State Hospital police. Both civilians admitted to being present at an inmate construction detail at Bostick State Prison on both August 14th and 15th. Marijuana, tobacco, a marijuana grinder, crack pipe and a knife were confiscated from the vehicle driven by both McCallister and Gullevge.

2) On August 16, 2012, Correctional Officer Tony Tillman's vehicle was found unsecured in the Telfair State Prison parking lot with a small package wrapped in electrical tape in between the seats. The package contained Marijuana. The officer was arrested by the Telfair County Sheriff's Department.

3) On August 19, 2012, Civilians Shuntunettle Carter, Chantell Harmon, Anthony Jones and Rashawn were arrested by the Ware County Sheriff's Department and Waycross Police Department. Civilians Carter, Harmon, Jones and Rashawn were caught trying to introduce contraband into Ware State Prison. Contraband consisted of six (6) cellphones and one (1) can of tobacco.

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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