Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
September 25, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | September 18 – September 24, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has zero tolerance for contraband of any kind, and visitors attempting to introduce contraband are subject to immediate termination of their visitation privileges.

Whenever contraband is recovered on a visitor, local law enforcement is always contacted as well and they determine whether to make an arrest.

This past weekend, institutional staff stopped eight visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Baker Correctional Institution: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Baker Re-Entry Center: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered narcotics and materials used to conceal contraband inside the vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession of narcotics.

Calhoun Correctional Institution: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Central Florida Reception Center: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Charlotte Correctional Institution: On September 22, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Okeechobee Work Camp: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Santa Rosa Annex: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Santa Rosa Annex: On September 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. The visitor refused consent to search the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

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