Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
February 7, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | January 29 – February 4, 2019

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 contacted, and they determine whether to make an arrest.

Baker Correctional Institution: On February 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on two visitor vehicles. In the first vehicle, staff discovered marijuana. Their visitation was terminated. The owner of the second vehicle refused consent to search and left the institution.

Central Florida Reception Center: On February 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Desoto Annex: On February 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. The visitor refused consent to search the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Gainesville Work Camp: On February 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on two visitor vehicles. In the first vehicle, staff discovered marijuana. In the second vehicle, staff discovered alcohol. Both visitations were terminated.

Gulf Forestry Camp: On February 2, staff discovered a visitor in possession of marijuana while entering the institution. The visitor was arrested for possession and introduction of contraband.

Jefferson Correctional Institution: On February 3, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Lake Correctional Institution: On February 3, the institution's K-9 team alerted on two visitor vehicles. In the first vehicle, staff discovered marijuana. Their visitation was terminated. The owner of the second vehicle refused consent to search and left the institution.

Lawtey Correctional Institution: On February 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Lawtey Correctional Institution: On February 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Mayo Annex: On February 3, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Santa Rosa Work Camp: On February 3, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

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