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Contraband Arrests

The introduction of contraband, which includes cell phones, into correctional facilities is a serious violation of state law and is not tolerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction.  While this is a national problem, the Department works to intercept and recover any contraband.  In addition, we work with our law enforcement partners to actively prosecute those who violate that law.  Recently there have been a series of blog posts calling into question the Department’s commitment in addressing this national problem.  With regard to the individuals in the blog, the Department is already actively investigating these inmates and working with the social media networks to have the pages removed.

The Department is not only committed to tackling this problem but is dedicating more resources to this issue than ever before.  Earlier this year, the Department joined other DOCs throughout the nation in asking the FCC to reconsider their stance on cell phone jamming technology.  In addition, the Department recently hired a Chief Interdiction Officer to lead our efforts into this issue.  This position is charged with collaborating with the investigative agencies of local, State, and Federal officials to not only stop the flow of contraband but to also yield arrests in the community thus making Tennessee safer.

NEWS RELEASE - TDOC Makes Contraband Interdiction Arrests

NEWS RELEASE - TDOC to Take Part in FCC Meeting on Contraband

NEWS RELEASE - TDOC Applauds Letter of Congressional Support

NEWS RELEASE - TDOC Announces Joint Operation Targeting Contraband

NEWS RELEASE - TDOC to Hold Joint News Conference

NEWS RELEASE - Prison Contraband Interdiction Strategy Yields Multiple Arrests

NEWS RELEASE - Contrand Intercepted at TCIX

NEWS RELEASE - TDOC Staff Intercepts Contraband

We encourage anyone with knowledge of any threat to the safety and security of our institutions to call 1-844-TDC-FIND.  This line is manned 24/7 to receive viewer tips; each and every tip we receive is investigated.  The information received is then used by the Department’s Office of Investigation and Compliance (OIC) to investigate the criminal contraband network.  OIC investigations don’t stop at shutting down the illegal social media accounts.  The goal of these investigations is to stem the flow of contraband into our facilities and to shut down these criminal enterprises.

Those that are visiting an offender in prison must understand that these visits are a privilege.  Visitors who abuse this privilege by bringing or attempting to bring contraband inside our prisons will be prosecuted.  Also, employees discovered introducing contraband into state prisons face termination and criminal prosecution for violating the laws they have sworn to uphold.

March 9, 2020 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Patricia Cansley was arrested for simple possession during a quarterly vehicle search (marijuana).

March 9, 2020 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Victoria Phillips was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

March 9, 2020 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Brianna Ingram was arrested and issued a citation for simple possession (marijuana).

February 29, 2020 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Sharell Harvell was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

February 22, 2020 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Sandra Anderson was arrested for possession of illegal drugs and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (meth, marijuana and tobacco).

February 2, 2020 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Anna Raye Finley was arrested by the Trousdale Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 30, 2020 - Morgan County Correctional Complex former Correctional Officer Andrew Hill was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 27, 2020 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Alexus Jackson was arrested by the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana and oxycodone).

January 25, 2020 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Paul Hanley was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of methamphetamine.

January 25, 2020 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Sherrie Shaw was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for 2 counts of possession of schedule I drugs, possession of schedule II drugs, possession of schedule VI drugs and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cocaine, heroin, marijuana and ecstasy).

January 16, 2020 - Turney Center Industrial Complex delivery driver Jeffery Cameron was arrested by the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

January 5, 2020 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Jessica Shires was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 3, 2020 - Hardeman County Correctional Center Correctional Officer Janiecia Crawford was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

December 29, 2019 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Jacquise McTintee was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

December 21, 2019 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Britney Bailey was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

December 14, 2019 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Amber Bray was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (tobacco, methamphetamines & marijuana).

December 11, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Felicia Noel was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone).

December 10, 2019 - Civilian Treasure Sanford was arrested for simple possession and criminal impersonation for an incident that occurred at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.

December 7, 2019 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institition Correctional Officer Evelissee Mass was arrested by TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone).

November 18, 2019 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Kevin Walls was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

November 16, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Jamie Ray was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, delivery of schedule III and reckless child endangerment (suboxine).

November 12, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Officer Laporsha Brashers was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contrabandf into a penal facility (marijuana).

November 10, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex Annex visitor Misty Goodman was arrested and charged with introduction of schedule VI, drug paraphernalis and driving on a revoked drivers license (marijuana).

November 9, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Danielle Lee was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

November 6, 2019 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary Correctional Officer Tony Smith was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession w/intent to deliver schedule II & VI drugs.

November 2, 2019 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Jasmine Smith was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

October 27, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Margret Loop was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department and charged with simple possession and drug paraphernalia.

October 25, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Roslyn Randele and citizen Christianna Miller were arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI drugs w/intent to deliver (tobacco and marijuana).

October 24, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex former inmate William Bone was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone).

October 18, 2019 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Correctional Officer Norma Zambrano was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department and charged with 2 counts of introduction of communication devices, introduction of legend drugs, possession of schedule II drugs and introduction of schedule II drugs (meth).

October 11, 2019 - Whiteville Correction Facility Correctional Officer Shanice Harris was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (meth and heroin).

September 28, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Charlotte Bone was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and booked into the HIckman County Jail for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and deliverey of schedule III (suboxone).

September 27, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility former Correctional Officer Shontavis Rivers was arrested on federal drug trafficking charges.  He was charged in state court earlier in the week for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.  He was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and transported to the federal courthouse.

September 25, 2019 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary civilian Robert Moore was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and felony possession of schedule II drugs w/intent to deliver.

September 23, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Shontavis Rivers was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cocaine mixed w/fentanyl, meth, marijuana and tobacco).

September 17, 2019 - South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Haley Harville was arrested by the Clifton City Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

September 15, 2019 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Logan Sadler was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

September 14, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility visitor Ashley Swain was arrested by the Whitevill Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession with intent.

September 7, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility visitor MIchelle Turner was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule II w/intent to distribute (suboxone).

September 4, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Candy Vincent was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of ontraband into a penal facility, manufacturing/deliver, and sale of schedule VI and drug paraphernalia (marijuana).

August 24, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Cearies Moon was arrested during a vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (66 grams of marijuana and 22.6 grams heroin/fentanyl).

August 18, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Debra McGuire was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and simple possession of schedule VI (9 grams tobacco & 14.2 grams marijuana).

August 18, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex (Annex) visitor Alexia Bielau was arrested during a routine vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule II (marijuana and wellbutrin).

August 14, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Chelsea Harvey was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (56 grams marijuana and 9 grams tobacco).

August 4, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial complex visitor Brianna Rittenberry was arrested during a quarterly vehicle search for simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana).

July 28, 2019 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Cathy Johnson was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

July 24, 2019 - District 70 Probationer Patricia Pittman-Childress was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, delivery of schedule III and criminal conspiracy

July 24, 2019 - Citizen Helena Bussey-Harris was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Bledsoe County Correctional Complex).

July 24, 2019 - Citizen Mitzi Ann Boyd-Quillen was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for 2 counts of manufacture, deliver, or sale of schedule III, 2 counts of criminal conspiracy and 4 counts of introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Bledsoe County Correctional Complex).

July 24, 2019 - Citizen Chamique Calhoune was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Bledsoe County Correctional Complex).

July 24, 2019 - Citizen Sonja Mayes was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Bledsoe County Correctional Complex).

July 24, 2019 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Correctional Officer Barbara Green was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs - schedule II.

July 23, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Aquila Morris was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigation and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and deliver of schedule III (suboxone).

July 14, 2019 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Shawna Griffin was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

July 14, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Lisa Partee was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigation and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI delivery (marijuana pellet).

July 10, 2019 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary former instructor Pamela Bishop was arrested on federal indictments of possession w/intent to distribute and conspiracy w/intent to distribute a controlled substance.

June 28, 2019 - NECX employee Shannon Clark was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone).

June 17, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Awaz Mustafa was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and delivery of schedule VI.

June 15, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Milisa Mann was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI:  Deliver/Sell.

June 4, 2019 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution visitor Rebecca Proffitt was arrested by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, suboxone, tobacco & methamphetamine).

June 1, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Kyron Goodman was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cocaine and marijuana).

May 26, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Candice Berry was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana and MDMA (also known as ecstasy).

May 24, 2019 - Trousdale Turney Correctional Center Correctional Officer Eboni Hicklen was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

May 12, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Jo Quoria Jones was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance during a routine vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/deliver/sell/mfg (marijuana).

May 5, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Stephanie Abrams was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1.5 grams marijuana).

May 5, 2 019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Ameka Swain was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office for simple possession for marijuana, possession of controlled substance w/intent to sell/deliver fentanyl and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

May 5, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Marian Akinsete was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and deliver of schedule VI (30 grams marijuana).

May 5, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Alecia Gray was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and delivery of narcotics schedule I and VI (30 grams ICE-Meth and 22 grams marijuana).

May 5, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitors David Brandon and Vertis Bland were arrested during a routine vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and deliver of schedule VI (marijuana).

May 5, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Patricia Ann Thornton was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Office for possession of marijuana w/intent to deliver and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

April 29, 2019 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Porsha Fly was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession w/intent to distribute (methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine).

April 28, 2019 - Trousdale Turney Correctional Center visitor Patricia Thornton was arrested by the Trousdale Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

April 28, 2019 - South Central Correctional Facility Food Steward Carrie Hunt was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (3.2 ounces marijuana).

April 27, 2019 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Gwendolyn Robertson was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule II, IV and VI w/intent to deliver.

April 27, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Cheyanne Brunson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (84 strips suboxone and 10 grams heroin).

April 27, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Brittany Bell was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (5.5 ounces marijuana).

April 25, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tashanta Traylor-Allen was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (13 grams suboxine strips, 162 grams tobacco & 110 grams marijuana).

April 25, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex Correctional Officer Angela Grace was arrested during a vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (oxycontin and pagacking materials).

April 19, 2019 - South Central Correctional Center Correctional Officer Kimberly McVeigh was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

April 14, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Abigail Ware was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

April 10, 2019 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Chabreauna Coleman was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and U.S. Marshall Task Force for simple possession and drug paraphernalia.

April 10, 2019 - Bledsoe county Correctional Complex visitor Keri Cheney was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and U.S. Marshall Task Force for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, schedule III and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility.

April 10, 2019 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Calvin McKinley was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility.

April 5, 2019 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tacangeria Morgan was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for attempted introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, tobacco & suboxone strips).

March 31, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Victoria McCabe was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (15 suboxone strips).

March 23, 2019 - Hardeman County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Eddie Fleet, III was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Toby Hayes was arrested during a vehicle search for simple possession of schedule VI  (marijuana cigarettes and grinder).

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex Corporal Sabrina Brimm was arrested for possession of schedule IV (benzodiazepine tablets w/o a prescription).

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Terry Edmond was arrested for possession of schedule VI and unlawful possession of a firearm (marijuana and handgun).

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Tabiaous Boyd was arrested for simple possession of schedule VI and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (ammo).

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Jessica Anderson was arrested for simple possession of schedule VI.

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Jasmine Payne was arrested for simple possession of schedule VI.

March 17, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Devontae Battle was arrested for simple possession of schedule VI.

March 16, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Sharon Gillespie was arrested for drug paraphernalia (cocaine pipe).

March 16, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Shontice Chatmon was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule II with deliver/sell (7 grams cocaine).

March 16, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Lauren Carter was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (alcohol).

March 12, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Janice Young was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and 2 counts of delivery of schedule II and II drugs (suboxone and meth).

March 12, 2019 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Andrea Payne was arrested by the clifton Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and schedule II drugs.

March 9, 2019 - Women's Therapeutic Residential Center visitor Devan Stines was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department after a vehicle search (marijuana and xanax).

March 9, 2019 - Morgan County Correctiona Complex visitor Kendra Howse was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (package containing methamphetamine and marijuana).

March 2, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Mikala Joy Beach was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (two packages containing 75 strips of soboone).

March 2, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Kierra Porsha Genes was arrested during a routine ehicle search (marijuana).

March 2, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Kami Kirby was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (tobacco, and meth).

March 2, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Jalisia Nolan was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI .

March 2, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Mary Key was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule III (suboxone).

March 2, 2019 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Melissa Corlew was arrested for introduction of possession of a weapon into a penal facility, simple possession of schedule VI, 2 counts of possession of controlled substance w/intent to deliver schedue III & IV, and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

February 25, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Paula Spencer was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone).

February 4, 2019 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Sharon Eubanks was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (telecommunication device and tobacco).

January 28, 2019 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Correctional Officer Glorida Mathews was arrested for introduction of contraband.

January 2, 2019 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Prentasia Terrell was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI & II w/intent to deliver (marijuana and cocaine).

December 23, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Paula Kilburn was arrested during a vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

December 22, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Charles McDermott was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (THC).

December 18, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary teacher Pamela Bishop was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver.

December 14, 2018 - Civilian Christina Hayes was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility

December 8, 2018 - Citizen Kayla Worley was arrested after a search at the Turney Center Industrial Complex and charged with possession of schedule III drugs (gabapentin).

December 7, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Haley Smith was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

December 2, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Jabrian Moss was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrole for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

November 21, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Offier Mercedes White was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of schedule VI drugs (marijuana).

November 16, 2018 - Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility Nurse Phyllis Bradford was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of schedule IV and introduction of legend drugs.

November 11, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex (Annex) visitor Lindsey Michelle Mack was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

November 9, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex Correctional Officer Joseph Dylan McNutt was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of Methamphetamine for delivery/Mfg/Sell, possession of drug paraphernalis and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

November 8, 2018 - Tennessee Prison for Women former offender Tonya Goostree was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone received through mail).

November 7, 2018 - District 61 (Lexington) citizen Branden Holiday and interstate compact transfer probationer Georgia Emert were arrested during a routine parking lot search by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule VI w/intent to sell/deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia (36 grams marijuana, resale packaging and digital scales).

November 7, 2018 - District 61 (Lexington) parolee Kevin Phelps was arrested during a routine parking lot search by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule VI w/intent to sell/deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 7, 2018 - District 61 (Lexington) probationer Robert McClerkin was arrested during a routine parking lot search by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule VI w/intent to sell/deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 5, 2018 - District 31 (Cookeville) parolee Henry Beasley was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (4 strips suboxone mailed to the Tennessee Prison for Women).

November 4, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex Aramark Employee Donald Gibson was arrested during a routine vehicle search by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for 2 counts of introduction of contraband, possession of a controlled substance for resale shcedule III and possession of legend drug without a prescription.

October 27,2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Beulah Howse was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for simple possession schedule VI, introduction of schedule VI and possession of schedule IV.

October 25, 2018 - South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Kristopher Crooks was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule II cocaine w/intent to sell/deliver, possession of schedule VI and possession of narcotics in a drug free zone.

October 20, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Michele Maxwell was arrested by TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal faility, possession of schedule IV w/intent to deliver/sell and 2 counts of possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver/sell (marijuana and xanex).

October 14, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Desiree Dwin was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (7 suboxone).

October 6, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex Aramark Food Service Manager Samuel Rivera Lopez was arrested by TDOC and the Humphreys County Sheriff's Department for 3 counts of possession of narcotics w/intent to deliver/sell.

October 5, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Jason Schmidt was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for 3 counts of introduction of contraband into a penal facility and 3 counts of possession w/intent to sale and possession of drug paraphernalia (7 oz. marijuana, 3.1 grams cocaine, 100 alprazolam and rolling papers).

September 23, 2018 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution Correctional Officer Dennis Judd was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contranband into a penal facility (water bottle containing alcohol).

September 22, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Justin Reinemann was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for simplle possession and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

September 22, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Diana Diaz was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for simple possession and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

September 16, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Nancy Young was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

September 14, 2018 - Women's Therapeutic Residential Center Food Stewart Tyler Crawley was arrested Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for (2) possession of schedule II drugs w/intent to distribut, possession of schedule VI drugs and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

September 13, 2018 - Citizens Jonathan Spears and Kelsey Reavly were arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility at the Whiteville Correctional Facility (cell phones and marijuana).

September 6, 2018 - Citizen Deborah Carver was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (mailing suboxone into the DeBerry Special Needs Facility).

September 5, 2018 - South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Regina McAfee was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with possession of schedule VI drugs during a parking lot vehicle search (marijuana).

September 5, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Christy Cash was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (methamphetamine, xanex and suboxone).

September 3, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Christy Wright was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

September 2, 2018 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Gwendolyn Vanibar was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with possession of marijuana during a parking lot vehicle search.

September 2, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Diane Johnson was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and manufacture/delivery/sale.

September 2, 2018 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Hannah Bond was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, powdery substance and suboxone).

August 26, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Tannbra Yarbrough was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a routine vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule I and VI drugs w/intent to deliver/sell (pellet containing 12 grams marijuana and 26 grams crystal meth (ICE)).

August 26, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Javae Smith was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a routine vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (5 grams marijuana).

August 25, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Officer Alex Shaw was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charge with possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana).

August 24, 2018 - District 60 Probation Parole Office - Citizen Leslie Barnes was arrested for simple possession of schedule II, Simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by the Columbia Police Department following a vehicle.

August 24, 2018 - District 60 Probation Parole Office - Citizen Victoria Cogdill was arrested for simple possession of schedule II by the Columbia Police Department following a vehicle search.

August 22, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Officer Maleic Clark was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of a controlled substance.

August 11, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Carrie Altomare was arrested by the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex during a vehicle search (marijuana, xanax and various other pills).

August 11, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Angel Golliher was arrested by the Bledsoe county Correctional Complex during a vehicle search (marijuana and xanex).

August 6, 2018 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Officer Travon French was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (tobacco, cocaine and cell phone).

July 31, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Lieutenant Martone was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (tobacco and suboxone).

July 29, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Jacqueline Jones was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone).

July 29, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Brenda Pigue was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (mailing suboxone).

July 21, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Taylor St. Clair was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for simple possession of schedule VI drugs and drug paraphernalia.

July 21, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Tiffiney Jackson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cocaine & tobacco).

July 19, 2018 - Parolee Steven Tucker and citizen Shalonda Reed-Smith were arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cellular devices transferred onto NWCX property).

July 19, 2018 - West Tennessee State Pententiary Correctional Officer Chelsea Williamson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance after a vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana). 

July 18, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Jessica Bowles was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Whiteville Police Department for multiple counts of introduction of contraband into a penal facility. 

July 16, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Facility CMS Instructor Wesley Parks was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

July 14, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Kristy Snyder was arrested following a vehicle search by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (methamphetamines).

July 12, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Deborah Wilson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cocaine, marijuana and tobacoo).

July 12, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Kimberly Johnson (Roberts) was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility. 

July 3, 2018 - Hardeman County Corretional Facility Correctional Officer Phillip Love was arrested the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone).

June 16, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Khrystyne Caslin was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule IV drugs (marijuana).

June 10, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Jessica Austin was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and felony possessio nof schedule III w/intent to deliver/sell/distribute (3 pellets containing tobacco and 10 strips of suboxone).

June 10, 2018 - Turney Cener Industrial Complex visitor Tammy Tozer was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

June 9, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Milderd Louise Hyatt was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department during a quarterly vehicle search assisted by the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force.  She will be charged with possession of schedule I, II & VI drugs w/intent to deliver and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

June 2, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Krystal Overbey was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

June 2, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Penny Adkins was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

May 27, 2018 - Hardeman County Correction Center visitor Sylvia Raine was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

May 27, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Jenifer Burchfield was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and criminal conspiracy

May 27, 2018 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Lena Garren was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession with intent, schedule III drug, and possession schedule VI (marijuana & suboxone).

May 26, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor La'Kenya Clark was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession/deliver of schedule VI, child endangerment and criminal simulation.

May 21, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Keidra Duncan was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and 2 counts of possession of schedule VI and III w/intent to deliver/sell.

May 6, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Domonique Ann Hall was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

May 3, 2018 - South Central Correctional Facility Commissary Worker Amber Perry was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, schedule VI drugs and possession with delivery of schedule VI drugs.

April 30, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Jakiera Pettis was pulled over by local law enforcement and arrested for driving on a suspended license, attempted introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of firearm during commission of felony  and possessio nof schedule VI drugs.

April 18, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Melinda White was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for possession of marijuana when K9 alerted authorities to a substance in her vehicle.

April 8, 2018 - Jessica Greenlee was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility after she mailed narcotics into the Hardeman County Correctional Facility.

April 7, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Kasey Townsend was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for the Introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

March 24, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Ashley Harris was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department following a vehicle search (drug paraphernalia, suboxone and adderall)

March 24, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Kera Hunter was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department (marijuana grinder and marijuana).

March 24, 2018 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Carrie Howse was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department following a vehicle search (marijuana).

March 24, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor McKinna Webber was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance (marijuana and drug paraphernalia).

March 22, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional employee Correctional Officer Latasha West was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department during a quarterly vehicle search for attempt to introduce and possession schedule VI drugs.

March 22, 2018 - Hardeman County Correctional employee Correctional Office Travon Morgan was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department during a quarterly vehicle search for possession of schedule VI drugs.

March 4, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Bree-Anne Gibbons was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department (legend drugs and drug paraphernalia).

March 4, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Robert Whitson was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department  (2 packages containing suboxone, marijuana and tobacco).

February 22, 2018 - Whiteville Correctional Facility employees Lt. Landon Damesworth and Sgt. Jared Travis were arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for attempted introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phones, tobacco & drugs).

February 21, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Keara Bogan was arrested for the introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

February 18, 2018 - South Central Correctional Facility employee Correctional Officer Daniel Toler was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility after a vehicle search.

February 13, 2018 - Tennessee Prison for Women visitor (former offender) Tammy Kaye Scott was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

February 10, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Kari Sater was arrested by the Morgan County Correctional Complex (methamphetamine).

January 25, 2018 - Roberta Syler was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone).

January 21, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Tabatha Wynos was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, delivery of marijuana, deliver of schedule I, and delivery of methamphetamine (4 wrapped pellets of3 grams of black tar heroin, 14 grams of ice/methamphetamine and approximately 50 grams of marijuana).

January 20, 2018 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Michael Dempsey was arrested during a vehicle search by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Office for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule I w/intent to deliver (wrapped pellet of methamphetamine/ice).

January 15, 2018 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitors Stephanie Moss and Alisa Moss were arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and simple possession (marijuana, heroin and MDMA).

January 6, 2018 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Christina Fiore was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

January 5, 2018 - Citizen Nicole Wallace was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance, the Tipton County Drug Task Force and the Tipton County Sheriff's Office for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and delivery of schedule III narcotics (suboxone sent by mail).