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CONTRABAND ARRESTS

The introduction of contraband into state prisons is a serious violation of state law and will not be tolerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction. Visiting inmates in state prisons is a privilege. Visitors who abuse this privilege by bringing or attempting to bring contraband inside our facilities will be prosecuted. Employees discovered introducing contraband into state prisons face termination and criminal prosecution for violating the laws they have sworn to uphold.

 

Letter from Commissioner Schofield dated May 24, 2013


The following is a list of contraband arrests in March, 2014:

March 23, 2014

West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Linda Sage was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office during a quarterly vehicle search. She was charged with possession of schedule VI drugs with intent to deliver (3 grams of marijuana.)

March 19, 2014

Whiteville Correctional Faclity Correctional Officer Matthew Roberts was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband.

March 16, 2014

Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Leonette Williams was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with drug possession (marijuana.)

March 15, 2014

South Central Correctional Facility visitor Connie Smith was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with possession of schedule II drugs (suboxine strips.)

March 13, 2014

Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tabitha Grandberry was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department during a parking lot search and charged with simple possession (marijuana.)

March 11, 2014

Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Remeka Carraway was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession w/intent to deliver (marijuana.)

March 11, 2014

Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Meri Doyle was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession w/intent to deliver (marijuana.)

March 11, 2014

Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Chelcy Pitts was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession w/intent to deliver (marijuana.)

March 10, 2014

Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Stacie Schafer was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of marijuana (tobacco and marijuana.)

March 9, 2014

Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Carol Miller was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (schedule III and IV)(5 xanax, 2 soma and 1 loritab.)

March 9, 2014

Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Lisa Turner was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with manufacturing/delivery/sale of schedule IV narcotics (4 counts) and manufacturing/delivery/sale of schedule II narcotics.

March 9, 2014

Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Ashlee Sanchez was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (4.4 grams of marijuana.)

March 8, 2014

Whiteville Correctional Facility visitor Cynthia Kemp was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of a weapon into a penal facility (pocket knife.)

Additional Arrests