Three contraband arrests within past week at Georgia correction facilities

jwilliams@macon.comJuly 2, 2013 

The Georgia Department of Corrections announced Tuesday the details from three recent arrests involving contraband.

At Telfair State Prison, an inmate met with an Officer Byron Mcrae while being transferred June 25, according to a news release. When the inmate returned to his dorm, he was found to have a net bag containing 12 bundles of tobacco wrapped in electrical tape. An investigator was dispatched to the prison, and Mcrae was arrested and charged with violation of oath of office and trading with an inmate.

At Dooly State Prison volunteer Dianne McDowell was discovered entering the prison June 26 with 13 cell phones, 13 chargers and three packs of rolling paper hidden inside soap brought as donated items. McDowell was arrested.

At Johnson State Prison an inmate who had entered the visitation area was found Saturday with 20 single cigarettes, 2 CDs and about an ounce of marijuana in a potato chip bag hidden under his shirt. The inmate’s visitors, Maranzy Thomas and Tiyon Combs, were arrested.

To contact writer Jaime Williams, call 744-4331.

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