As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 707 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On December 13, 2014 at Hays State Prison, K-9 unit alerted on visitor Charmarie Sprolesâ€™ vehicle. Visitor Sprolesâ€™ vehicle was searched and 40 grams of marijuana, a 22-caliber pistol, and a taser were found inside her vehicle. Visitor Sproles was arrested by the Chattooga County Sheriff's Department. After her booking, officers found eight balloons (14 grams) of Methamphetamine hidden on her person.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.