Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 753 CIVILIANS AND 169 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
On December 13, 2014 at Hays State Prison, K-9 unit alerted on visitor Charmarie Sprolesâ€™ vehicle. Visitor Sprolesâ€™ vehicle was searched and 40 grams of marijuana, a 22-caliber pistol, and a taser were found inside her vehicle. Visitor Sproles was arrested by the Chattooga County Sheriff's Department. After her booking, officers found eight balloons (14 grams) of Methamphetamine hidden on her person.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.