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Contraband Arrest at Washington State Prison

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 920 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On January 21, visitor Tyeshia Fann was attempting to enter Washington State Prison for visitation when the Portal Sergeant detected a strong odor of marijuana. The Sergeant confronted visitor Fann, and she attempted to swallow a balloon. The Sergeant was able to instruct visitor Fann to spit the balloon out of her mouth. The Sergeant then asked visitor Fann’s consent to be searched and she granted consent. The following contraband was discovered on visitor Fann’s person: 10 additional latex balloons filled with marijuana. Visitor Tyeshia Fann was arrested by Davisboro Police Department.  

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