March 27, 2023

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 1,992 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On March 25 at Dodge State Prison, an individual with a bookbag on was spotted near the facility. The GDC K-9 unit was able to locate civilian Larry Howard. A search of his persons found a bookbag full of unknown contraband. Howard was arrested and transported to the Dodge County Jail.

On March 24 at Rogers State Prison, a traffic stop was conducted by Tattnall County Sheriff’s office near the facility’s farm. A search of the vehicle found multiple bundles of unknown contraband. Civilians Ivey Elam, Isaiah Batista, Justin Elmore, and Braylen Jovian were all arrested and transported to the Tattnall County Jail.