December 12, 2022

Contraband Arrest 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 1,970 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On December 16 at Calhoun State Prison, Calhoun County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop near the facility where the following contraband was located: marijuana, tobacco, cellphones, earbuds, cigarettes, and jewelry. The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested and taken to Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.

On December 17 at Johnson State Prison, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a roadblock when 2 civilians fled from a vehicle. Civilians Jalin Irvin and Willie Edwards were apprehended, and the following contraband was recovered: marijuana, tobacco, Ecstasy, Xanax, Oxycodone, Percocet, phones, charging cables, charging blocks, lighters, rolling papers, unknown substance, underwear and a drone with spare batteries. Civilians Irvin and Edwards were arrested and transported to Johnson County jail.