August 01, 2022

Contraband Arrest at Multiple State Facilities

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1920 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On July 31 at Wilcox State Prison, an individual was spotted near the facility. Civilian Dwayne Reynolds was searched and the following contraband was found: tobacco, cellphones, charger cords, and charging blocks. The vehicle that dropped off Reynolds was found near the facility. The vehicle was searched and found more cellphones and contraband inside. Civilian Reynolds was arrested and transported to the Wilcox County Jail.

On July 28 at Calhoun State Prison, a truck driver attempted to make an unscheduled food delivery to the facility. A search of the truck found cell phones, tobacco, marijuana, ecstasy, oxycodone, pills, gummies containing an unknown substance, charging cords, charging blocks, earbuds, lighters, needles, hacksaw blades, security bits, screwdrivers, grinding discs, rolling paper, fingernail clippers, and promethazine. Driver David Waller Jr was arrested and transported to the Calhoun County Jail.

On July 25 at Dooly State Prison, two individuals were seen attempting to drop contraband on facility grounds. A search found charging cords, charging blocks, marijuana, and cell phones. Civilians Dwytarius Sanders and Dexter Hinson were arrested and transported to the Dooly County Jail.

On July 25 a traffic stop was conducted near Rogers State Prison by Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office. A search of the vehicle found a weapon and Civilian Dejesus Rodriguez advised that more contraband was dropped in the wooded area. A search found multiple bundles of unknown contraband. Dejesus Rodriguez was arrested and transported to the Tattnall County Jail.