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Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

1 - On Saturday February 19, 2011, Rasheee Robinson was arrested at Ware State Prison in Waycross. Officers found marijuana in her possession during a search. The Ware County Sheriff's Office assisted.

2 - On Saturday, February 26, 2011, an officer at Hancock State Prison in Sparta received an anonymous call stating that Jennifer Cordaro would be arriving at the prison to visit an inmate and would have drugs and tobacco in her possession. Upon arrival, Cordaro refused to be searched and immediately left prison grounds. The Hancock Sheriff's Office was contacted and later stopped Cordaro in the vehicle she was riding in. She was arrested for possession of drugs.

3 - On Saturday, February 26, 2011, Brandy Cantwell was arrested at Wilcox State Prison in Abbeville. She was at the facility to visit an inmate when a K-9 alerted an officer to her vehicle and marijuana was discovered. Cantwell consented to a strip search and additional marijuana was found. The Wilcox County Sheriff's Department assisted.

4 - On Saturday, March 5, 2011, Kendall Roberts was arrested at Telfair State Prison in Helena. He was at the facility visiting an inmate when an officer observed the inmate putting items into his mouth. Officers found 21 balloons of marijuana in the inmate's possession. The Helena Police Department assisted.

The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.

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