Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 556 CIVILIANS AND 97 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
1) On January 28, 2013, Visitor Tonya Marie McClinic could not clear the metal detector at Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison. McClinic consented to a search and five candy bars were found on her person. Upon further review of the items, staff found that the candy bars were filled with loose tobacco and marijuana. The Butts County Sheriff's Department arrested McClinic.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.