Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
October 30, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | October 23 – October 29, 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 five visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Polk Correctional Institution: On October 28, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession.

South Florida Reception Center: On October 28, 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 October 28, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Sumter Correctional Institution: On October 28, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. The visitor refused consent to search the vehicle and the visitation was terminated.

Walton Correctional Institution: On October 27, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered narcotics inside the vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession.

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