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Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 682 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

  1. On August 9, 2014 at Autry State Prison, parking lot inspections were being conducted. A K9 alerted on Officer DeZman Govan. Officer Govan was searched and the following items were found on his person; four individually wrapped packages of tobacco and marijuana taped to his body. The total weight of the tobacco was 61.02 grams and the total weight of the marijuana was 7.06 ounces. Officer Govan was arrested by the Mitchell 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.

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