Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 772 CIVILIANS AND 183 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
On June 7, 2015, at Ware State Prison, staff noticed visitor Tonia Ballard attempting to place contraband into a potato chip bag during visitation. A further search was conducted on the visitor, without additional findings. Visitor Ballard was arrested by the Milledgeville Police Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.