Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 736 CIVILIANS AND 162 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
Visitor Pamela J. Johnson arrived at Autry State Prison to visit an inmate. A GDC K-9 alerted on her vehicle and a subsequent search of her vehicle revealed less than an ounce of marijuana in her purse, several green dot cards and a cell phone. Ms. Johnson was arrested by the Mitchell County Sheriff's Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.