Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 770 CIVILIANS AND 182 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
On May 8, 2015, at Calhoun State Prison, Officer Vershundra Curry was arrested in the parking lot by a joint task force to include the Calhoun County Sherriffâ€™s office. Curry was charged with conspiracy to enter Institution with prohibited items.
On May 9, 2015, at Wilcox State Prison, visitor Ivy Sams attempted to enter the facility when staff noticed a smell of marijuana on her person. The visitor consented to a search and staff found five balloons of marijuana (7 grams in total) on her person. Ivy Sams was arrested by the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.