Contraband Arrests at Multiple State Prisons

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1,250 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On June 28 at Calhoun State Prison, Counselor Churonda Tillman was arrested by the Calhoun Police Department after 4 grams of marijuana and $2,200 was discovered in her vehicle.

On June 30 at Smith State Prison, security staff questioned civilian April Skidmore. While being questioned, Skidmore relinquished 4 small bundles wrapped in electrical tape that contained suspected marijuana. Skidmore was arrested by Special Agent Trey Adams.

On June 30 at Rogers State Prison, civilian Kimberly Patterson consented to a search after security staff observed her giving contraband to an offender. During the search, security staff discovered a plastic wrapper containing 2 cellphone chargers, .004 grams of meth and 5 sim cards. Security staff also searched her vehicle and discovered a pill bottle containing .004 grams of meth, a candy box containing, .004 grams of meth and a digital scale. Patterson was arrested by the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Department.  

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