Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 754 CIVILIANS AND 170 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
On December 30, 2014 at Autry State Prison, Officer Johnesha Florence entered the front entry late for a 2nd shift briefing. Officer Florence had a strong odor of marijuana on her person. Officer Florence was searched and staff discovered six individually wrapped bundles of marijuana (approximately 6.8 ounces) on her person. Officer Johnesha Florence was arrested by the Mitchell County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.