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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 offenders 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 September, 2014:

September 21, 2014

Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Michelle Rollings was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged withpossession of schedule II drugs (morphine.)

September 21, 2014

Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Michael Whittenmore was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with possession of schedule IV drugs (7.1 grams marijuana.)

September 21, 2014

Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Jenny Pottinger was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with possession of schedule II drugs and possession of schedule IV drugs (prescription drugs without a prescription.)

September 21, 2014

West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Dorothy Humphreys was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of schedule II controlled substance and criminal impersonation (5.3 grams cocaine, 5.3 oz. tobacco.)

September 20, 2014

Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Christy Hawks was arrested by the Johnson county Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (55 suboxone strips.)

September 14, 2014

Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Emily Rosado was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phones (x2).)

September 14, 2014

Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Jason Darnell was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (.08 grams marijuana.)

September 14, 2014

Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer LaShunda Emerson was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule II drugs.

September 5, 2014

Tennessee Prison for Women Correctional Officer Daniel Burch was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

Additional Arrests