Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

**MORE THAN 606 CIVILIANS AND 115 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**

1) On June 21, 2013 at Roger State Prison, K9 Sergeant was conducting surveillance on the prison reservation. The Sgt. observed a vehicle swerve across the yellow line and initiated a stop. The driver of the car was civilain Brian Frantom. While talking to civilian Franton, the Sgt. observed a large clear bag in the rear floor board. The bag appeared to contain tobacco. The Tattnall County Sheriff's Department arrived on the scene and the civilians consented to a search. Officers found one clear bag containing multiple smaller bags of tobacco as well as a black bookbag which contained three more large clear bags of tobacco. In all, 69 packages of tobacco was confiscated. Civilian Franton was arrested.

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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