Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 763 CIVILIANS AND 172 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
On February 21, 2015 at Johnson State Prison, staff observed visitors Shadovia Mitchell and Michael Lee attempting to pass an unknown item to an inmate. The visit was terminated and staff discovered the item to be two bundles of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), approximately 1.25 ounces, wrapped in electrical tape. Visitors Shadovia Mitchell and Michael Lee were arrested by Johnson County Sheriffâ€™s office.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.