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Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
**MORE THAN 780 CIVILIANS AND 185 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
- On July 4, 2015, at Telfair State Prison, Officer Ambria Jackson attempted to bring contraband into the facility. The contraband, 4.2 ounces of marijuana, one bundle of tobacco and one bundle of cigarette paper, was concealed in the bottom section of a cookie bag. Jackson was arrested by the Telfair County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
- On July 6, 2015, outside Calhoun State Prison, three individuals were stopped on Hwy 45 by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department for a traffic violation. After a search of the vehicle, 44 bundles of tobacco wrapped in electrical tape and a plastic bag containing loose tobacco was found. The individuals had intent to introduce the contraband into Calhoun State Prison. The individuals, Latonya Peacock, Walter McGill and LeAllen Jackson were arrested by the Calhoun 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.