Contraband Arrests at Rogers and Hancock 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 778 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On November 23, Tattnall Sheriffs Deputies made a traffic stop on the Rogers State Prison reservation. During a search of the vehicle a backpack containing 363 packs of tobacco, and 12 rolls of marijuana were recovered. The driver of the vehicle, Bridget Camp, and the passenger Quates Lovejoy were arrested and admitted to attempting to deliver contraband to an inmate at Rogers.
- On November 27, at Hancock State Prison, Officer Chercaria Paschal made several attempts to clear the metal detector but was unsuccessful. It was determined that Officer Paschal had (04) cellphones and an undetermined amount of loose tobacco She was arrested by Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.