As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 767 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On September 20, at Georgia State Prison, two men were seen by an off-duty maintenance employee dropping off a package in one of the vacant houses on the property. Further investigation revealed the packages contained eight cell phones, eight chargers and four packages of tobacco. The two men were identified as Samuel Youmans and Keelin Gaile, and were arrested by Tattnall County Sheriff's Office.
On September 20, at Autry State Prison, strong odor of marijuana was detected on the person of Officer Dayia Gilbert during shift change. Officer Gilbert was searched and 914 grams of suspected marijuana was recovered. Dayia Gilbert 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.