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.

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 upheld.

Arrests - Year 2017
August 30, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex Aramark employee Joseph Spencer was arrested by the Wartburg Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (63 xanax, 6 suboxone).

August 27, 2017 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Michelle Howell was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department during a vehicle search and charged with possession of schedule II drugs x 3 (oxycodone, adderall, morphine pills).

August 27, 2017 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Mariah Cole was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department during a vehicle search and charged with possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana).

August 26, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Kelly Greer was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department during a vehicle search and charged with possession of schedule II drugs (marijuana, 1/2 an adderall w/o a prescription).

August 20, 2017 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Quiana Burroughs was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (3.7 oz. marijuana).

August 4, 2017 - South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Travis Cavage was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (water bottle w/alcohol).

July 29, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Kimberly Hicks was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana).

July 29, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Diamond Myrick was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for simple possession and possession of legend drug without prescription (5.1 gram marijuana, 10 mg escitalopram oxalate pill).

July 29, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Lottie Deweese was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (5.6 grams tobacco, marijuana cigarettes, rolling papers).

July 21, 2017 - Whiteville Correctional Facility employee Janetta Jones was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

July 20, 2017 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Aspen Denton was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

July 12, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex contract employee Ronnie Baker was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule II and VI drugs (marijuana and hydrocodone).

July 5, 2017 - South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Kimberly Pinson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for 2 counts of introduction of contraband into a penal facility and 2 counts of possession/delivery of schedule II narcotics.

June 29, 2017 - Visitor Alexis Mentor was arrested at the Brownsville Police Department after an interview by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility (cell phones).

June 25, 2017 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Thomiko Grogins was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of a controlled substance (xanex and tramadol pills).

June 24, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Patricia Boyd was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department after she was observed by staff passing a package to an offender (37.2 grams marijuana).

June 20, 2017 - Melva Baggett Henson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (mailing suboxone).

June 19, 2017 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Robert Vaughn 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 schedule VI w/intent to resale/transport (15.46 grams marijuana).

June 16, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Officer Teaoni Shavers was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

June 11, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Shauna Hurt was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for felony drug possession - schedule VI (3 diazepam pills, 3.4 oz. marijuana).

June 11, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Nicole Velazquez was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for possession of drug paraphernalia (syringe, crack pipe).

June 11, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Quantiavia Wilder was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for drug possession - schedule VI (29.5 grams marijuana).

June 11, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Tabitha Randolph was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for drug possession - schedule VI (77.98 grams marijuana).

June 4, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Courtney Dickinson was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office during a quarterly vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver (cell phone, marijuana).

June 4, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Kimberly Tunnell was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office during a quarterly vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver (marijuana).

June 4, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary Correctional Officer Jacquelyne Harper was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

June 4, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Trina Leonard was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance during a vehicle search for possession of schedule II drugs (hydrocodone).

June 4, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Michael Ledbetter was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance during a vehicle search for possession of schedule II drugs (hydrocodone).

June 4, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Stephanie Turner was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance during a vehicle search for possession of schedule II drugs ((adderal and concerta pills).

June 4, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Aneka Kemp was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance during a vehicle search for possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana).

May 29, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Latasha Cullom was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI with intent to deliver/sell (13.2 grams marijuana).

May 29, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Carnella Officer was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule III with intent to deliver/sell (6 suboxone pills).

May 29, 2017 - Tennessee Prison for Women visitor Chris Steele was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

May 29, 2017 - Tennessee Prison for Women visitor Savannah Steele was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

May 28, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Reneta Ezerson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and manufacture, deliver and sale of schedule VI and IV drugs (package wrapped in black electrical tape containing 40.9 grams marijuana and 50 suboxone).

May 27, 2017 - Tennessee Prison for Women visitor Patrick Parsley was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone, xanax, ecstacy, cocaine).

May 25, 2017 - Whiteville Correctional Facility nurse Tina Raborn was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession with intent to deliver schedule II,III, IV and VI narcotics.

May 21, 2017 - Whiteville Correctional Facility vendor Christopher Wright was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and delivery of schedule IV drugs (marijuana).

May 21, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Shana Moran was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (16 grams tobacco, 57 grams marijuana, 15 grams cocaine, 10 cell phones, methadone pills).

May 13, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Shatira Batey was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs with intent to deliver (9 grams methamphetamine).

May 13, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Kimberly Johnson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs with intent to deliver (44 grams methamphetamine).

May 10, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary Correctional Officer Joshua Quinn was arrested during a routine search by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for simple possession (2 grams marijuana).

May 7, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Rachelle Bibbs was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (11 cell phones, 11 cell phone chargers, 12.7 oz. tobacco).

May 7, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Cheressa Miller was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for possession of schedule VI w/intent to resale and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (13 grams cocaine, 2 grams marijuana, <1 gram heroin, 25 suboxone strips).

May 7, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Lori Evert was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for simple possession (morphine pills).

May 7, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Morrissa Emma Frasher was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for simple possession (phentermine 37.5 mg).

May 6, 2017 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Sandy Norton was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of controlled substance (buprenorphine/suboxone).

May 6, 2017 - Citizen Shontoria Robinson 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 with intent to deliver/sell (suboxon, marijuana).

April 29, 2017 - Tennessee Prison for Women visitor Earnest Williams was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (tobacco, various pills).

April 22, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Julia Davis was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of schedule VI & II w/intent to resale, simple possession, drug paraphernalia (29.7 grams marijuana, 12 hydrocodone pills).

April 22, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Caliente Thompson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

April 16, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Geana Franklin was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs (4.3 oz. marijuana).

April 5, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Teresa Marshall was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

March 30, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Correctional Officer Shameica Jones was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phones, marijuana).

March 29, 2017 - TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance arrested April Pierce for the introduction of contraband into a penal facility at Whiteville Correctional Facility(schedule II drugs).

March 28, 2017 - TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance arrested William Alexander Raspa for criminal trespassing, introduction of contraband and simple possession (schedule II, weapon) at Turney Center Industrial Complex.

March 25, 2017 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Robert Sanders was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule II narcotics w/intent to deliver.

March 23, 2017 - TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance arrested Alissa Moffett for introduction of contraband into a penal facility after narcotics were received by mail at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility.

March 19, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Brenda Myers was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs w/intent to deliver/sell (marijuana and suboxone strips).

March 19, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex - Annex visitor Lisa Seals was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a vehicle search for possession of schedule VI (marijuana and 338 grams smokeless tobacco).

March 19, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex - Annex visitor Robin Portillo was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for possession of schedule VI drugs and DUI.

March 18, 2017 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Crystal Sprague was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver/sell (marijuana and tobacco).

March 18, 2017 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Carmen Fortson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver/sell (marijuana and tobacco).

March 18, 2017 - Devie Olive was arrested at the Northwest Correctional Complex by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule II (meth).

March 13, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Rakayla Terry was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for simple possession (marijuana).

March 12, 2017 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Registered Nurse Autum Trotter was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for selling, bartering & obtaining legend drug and possession of legend drug without a prescription.

March 11, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Rocky Renfro was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (gabapentin and cigarettes).

March 11, 2107 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Wilandria Poplar was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for Introduction of Contraband into a penal facility.

March 11, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Zypoucrah Richardson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana seeds).

March 7, 2017 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Demetrius Peeples, Jr. was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for 2 counts of introduction of contraband into a penal facility and 3 counts of possession of narcotics for deliver/selling (schedule II, IV and VI)(drugs and cellular devices).

March 5, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Paul Russell was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for schedule VI narcotics.

March 5, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Pamela Albertson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for schedule II drugs.

March 5, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Orlando Martin was given a criminal summons by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for Simple Possession.

March 5, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Anna Blair was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule VI drugs (5.5 grams marijuana).

March 5, 2017 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Jerry Monroe was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department (4 suboxone strips and 3 small packets marijuana).

March 5, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Amber Hunter was arrested during a quarterly vehicle search for simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana).

March 5, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Whitney Nicole Townes was arrested during a quarterly vehicle search for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (schedule VI marijuana) and felony possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver/sell.

March 5, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex (parolee) Edward Tucker was arrested during a quarterly vehicle search for possession of schedule II. Tucker was not an approved visitor but was providing transportation to the facility for a visitor.

March 4, 2017 - Trousdale County Correctional Center visitor Angela Owens was arrested by Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (55 grams methamphetamines, 62 grams marijuana and 22 grams tobacco wrapped in electrical tape).

February 26, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Maria Guerrero was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of drugs into a penal facility and possession with intent to deliver schedule IV controlled substance (xanax pills).

February 26, 2017 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor (male juvenile) was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of schedule III w/intent and possession w/o a prescription.

February 22, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center visitor Mary Jane Thornhill was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (52 grams marijuana wrapped in black electrical tape).

February 13, 2017 - Trousdale Turner Correctional Center Officer Nicholas Baird was arrested by the Trousdale Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1.8 oz marijuana and .8 oz. meth).

February 6, 2017 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution Correctional Officer Richard Johnson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1 oz. marijuana).

February 3, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Zula Robinson was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of heroin w/intent to deliver/sell and child endangerment.

January 28, 2017 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Officer Mikearan Daley was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 22, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Pamela Johnson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs w/intent to deliver.

January 14, 2017 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Octavia Moore was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of drugs w/intent to deliver/sell.

January 9, 2017 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Contract Psychologist Dr. William Sewell was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 8, 2017 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Carl Lambert was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (6 strips suboxone).

January 6, 2017 - Morgan County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Nathan Lackey was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (8 cell phones, chargers, batteries).
Arrests - Year 2016
December 31, 2016 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution visitor Jamie Wene was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (50 ecstasy pills, 108 grams chewing tobacco, 38 grams loose tobacco, rolling papers, 17 xanex/alprazolam bars 2 mg each).

December 11, 2016 - During a quarterly vehicle search at Turney Center Industrial Prison, Bryion Szimonouss was arrested for simple possession schedule II and schedule VI (cocaine, marijuana).

December 1, 2016 - Turney Center Industrial Complex Counselor Julie Setzer was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule III w/intent to deliver/sell (suboxone).

November 19, 2016 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution visitor Treonna McLain was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (8 oz. tobacco, 5 cigars, 1 lighter).

November 16, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility former offender Elray Perkins was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI with intent to deliver and sell (planted 16 cell phones and 9 ounces marijuana on state property).

November 15, 2016 - Northwest Correctional Compex former offender Keith McClellan, #514594, and visitor Jackson Guerrier were arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (packages thrown over fence contained cell phones, chargers and tobacco).

November 11, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Markeshia McKinney was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (6 telecommunication devices).

November 6, 2016 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Teresa Keith was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule II narcotics.

November 6, 2016 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary Correctional Officer Darrious Shaw was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana).

November 6, 2016 - Women's Therapeutic Residential Center visitor Heather Chadwick was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI with intent to deliver (marijuana was found during a vehicle search).

November 6, 2016 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Jahdiel Graham was arrested during a vehicle search by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Jessica Cashman was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with possession of schedule VI drugs.

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Anna Walker was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with introduction of contraband schedule II drug and introduction of contraband schedule VI (package wrapped in black electrical tape containing 2.4 grams cocaine, 2.2 grams THC and 1.8 grams meth).

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Butch Taylor was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone wrapped in black tape).

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Margaret Carden was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with possession of schedule IV drug (phentermine).

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Melissa Knighton was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with possession of schedule II drugs (suboxone).

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Terry Knighton was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with possession of schedule VI drugs (3 1/2 marijuana cigarettes).

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Brittni Thornburg was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with possession of schedule II drugs (1 oxycodone w/o prescription).

November 6, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Janice Burbank was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance during a quarterly search and charged with 3 counts of possession of schedule IV drugs (valium, diazepam and alprazolam.

November 6, 2016 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Tiara Chatman was arrested by the Chatman was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI drugs with intent to deliver (caught on camera passing object to offender, insertion pellet containing marijuana and tobacco).

November 5, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Jennifer Fortnier was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (3 packages containing 1.75 ounces marijuana).Fortnier was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (3 packages containing 1.75 ounces marijuana).

November 3, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer William Chaney was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1.94 ounces marijuana and 4.23 ounces tobacco).

October 12, 2016 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Glenda Threatt was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 oz. marijuana).

October 12, 2016 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Brittany Albright was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 oz. marijuana).

October 9, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Paul Crane was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (schedule III drug).

October 8, 2016 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Taliah Elliott was arrested by the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 bars of xanax and 1.5 valium).

October 2, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Patricia McCulough was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (17.6 grams of methamphetamines wrapped in black tape).

September 24, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Lisa Brown was arrested by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and manufacturing/delivery/selling of schedule VI drugs (4.72 oz. marijuana).

September 17, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Tanika Phillips was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (90 pieces of suboxone).

September 5, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Sylvia Wilbourn was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and felony drug possession (1 gram methamphetamine, 3 grams cocaine, 5 grams marijuana, 7 grams loose tobacco mixed w/xanax, 8 subutex pills).

September 4, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor (former offender) Jeffery Taylor was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (10 suboxone strips).

August 28, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Brittany Murray was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and manufacturing/sale and delivery of schedule I and schedule II.

August 24, 2016 - Tennessee Prison for Women visitor Donnie Estep was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone mailed to prison).

August 21, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Brittany Wright was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone).

August 13, 2016 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Tiara Hoyle was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone strips, a crystal powder substance and needles).

August 10, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Angel Marie Henry-Henderson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (8 cell phones and 1 lb. tobacco mailed to prison under false origination).

August 8, 2016 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officers Narrelyn Smith and Glenda Winters was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

July 23, 2016 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Randall Locke was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lauderdale Sheriff's Department for schedule II, schedule VI, drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, hydrocodone, drug pipes, beer and other drug paraphernalia).

July 18, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Patricia Sanders was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, tobacco and rolling papers).

July 17, 2016 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Zachary Dunn was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lake County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

July 13, 2016 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Jimmi Anderson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Hickman County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

July 11, 2016 - Northwest Correctional Complex Former Correctional Officer Jordan Ward was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lake County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (narcotics).

June 18, 2016 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Shirley Boyd was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for possession of schedule VI drugs and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (tobacco and marijuana).

June 18, 2016 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Janice Hicks was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana and lortab pills).

June 11, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Angela Kay was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

June 11, 2016 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Donna Owens was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, valium and suboxone strips).

June 11, 2016 - Northeast County Correctional Complex visitor Lester Stephens was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

June 6, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Jacob Carmack was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for possession of schedule II drugs: meth.

May 27, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Katherine Bruce was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and simple possession.

May 6, 2016 - Northeast Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Darrell Hamm was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession, and criminal conspiracy (tobacco, suboxine and an unknown white powdery substance).

May 6, 2016 - Roger and Connie York were arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule III w/intent to deliver (narcotics).

May 5, 2016 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution Correctional Officer Roderick Peterson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 cell phones, 2 bluetooth headsets, 21 grams marijuana, 12 ounces tobacco, 3 zyrtec and 14 sudafed hidden inside 3 frozen dinners containers).

April 26, 2016 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Trakevia Miller was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession and criminal conspiracy (cell phone).

April 23, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Kerri Musick was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1 oz. methamphetamine, 20 suboxone strips, 13 fentanyl patches and 5 phentermine pills).

April 22, 2106 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tajia Horton was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

April 19, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex Correctional Officer David Sims was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, cigarettes, rolling papers and butane lighters).

April 17, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Onyx Lorano was arrested during a vehicle search by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for drug possession (medication not subscribed to visitor).

April 17, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Center visitor Justin Weaver was arrested during a vehicle search by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for drug paraphernalia.

April 17, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Center visitor Debra Miller was arrested during a vehicle search by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department for drug possession.

April 16, 2016 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Deborah Adams was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (9.5 grams marijuana, 3.2 grams white powder/rock (unknown) and 8 1/2 suboxone strips).

April 12, 2016 - Whiteville Correctional Facility visitor Sandra Morris was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for violation of TCA 39-16-201 and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phone mailed in hollowed out bible).

April 10, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Angelette Dobbins was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (720 grams tobacco, 4 cell phones and one charger).

April 3, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility visitor Nicole Means was arrested by the Clifton Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

March 31, 2016 - Northwest Correctional Complex Inmate Relations Coordinator Peyton Stevens was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lake County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

March 19, 2016 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Mary James was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 wrapped cell phones).

March 14, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Karen Basket was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

March 13, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Chassity McMahan was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for possession of schedule IV drugs (phentermine) which was discovered while conducting a vehicle search.

March 13 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Lisa Copeland was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for possession of schedule IV drugs w/intent to sell, drug paraphernalia (4 klonopin) which was discovered while conducting a vehicle search.klonopin) which was discovered while conducting a vehicle search.

March 13, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Charlotte Hill was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (31.9 grams marijuana) which was discovered while conducting a vehicle search.

March 13, 2016 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Brandi L. Hannah was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1.2 oz. marijuana) which was discovered while conducting a vehicle search.

March 12, 2016 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Jessica Greenlee was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for possession of drugs (16.5 grams marijuana) which was discovered while conducting a vehicle search.

March 12, 2016 - Whiteville Correctional Complex visitor Bridget Lewis was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (102 suboxone strips and .463 oz. cocaine).

March 3, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility citizen Joi Philps was arrested by the Joi Philps was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Madison County Sheriff's Office for felony criminal responsibility, felony criminal conspiracy, felony possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver/sell and felony money laundering.  Former South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Holly Kiddy-Williams was also arrested and charged.

March 1, 2016 - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution visitor Janet Utley was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (12 cellular phones and marijuana).

February 28, 2016 - Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Lincoln Hicks was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department during a vehicle search (marijuana).

February 28, 2016 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Dekeshia Norment was arrested by the Dekeshia Norment was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of schedule vi controlled substance, possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of controlled substance w/intent to distribute (wrapped in black electrical tape - tobacco, cigars, marijuana and cocaine)).

February 27, 2016 - South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Holly Kiddy-Williams was arrested for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI with intent to deliver (57 grams loose tobacco and 103 grams marijuana).

January 18, 2016 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Dorothy Hernandez was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility  and possession of narcotics w/intent to deliver (8 grams marijuana, 8 suboxone strips, 7.4 grams cocaine, needles, syringes, 1.49 oz. tobacco).
Arrests - Year 2015
December 27, 2015 - Northwest Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Samantha Smith was arrested by the Tiptonville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility  and possession of schedule VI drugs (6.41 oz. marijuana, 2 smart phones w/batteries and one blue tooth).

December 15, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Mikaya Falls was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (tobacco and marijuana).

November 30, 2015 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Timothy Bond was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phones).

November 15, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Kelsey Fish was arrested by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (4 cell phones, 4 SIM cards, 3 tobacco pellets (3.3 oz)).

November 13, 2015 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitors Grady and Shirley McMahan were arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone).

October 4, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Kimberly Grace 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 (6.3 oz. tobacco, rolling papers, $50, 32 GB flash drive, cell phone and battery).

September 25, 2015 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Jasmonique Warren was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana, cell phone & charger, suboxone strips).

August 29, 2015 - Morgan County Correctional Complex visitor Kemisha Mills was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department for drug paraphernalia.

August 16, 2015 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Tabatha Foust was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (marijuana).

August 1, 2015 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Eric Anderson was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department for tobacco (approximately 12 oz.).

July 23, 2015 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tiffini Henderson was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (LG smart phone).

June 14, 2015 - Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Tammy Hutson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (42 grams marijuana).
 
June 14, 2015 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Shanikia Word was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (10 suboxone strips).
 
June 7, 2015 - Tennessee Prison for women visitor Sanborn Wardeell was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of drugs into a penal facility (tobacco and pills).
 
June 7, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Sequoia Peters was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver (1.8 oz. marijuana).
 
June 7, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Sharketha Brodie was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the 25th Judicial Drug Task Force and charged with introduction of drugs into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI w/intent to deliver.
 
June 5, 2015 - Former offender Pamela Rogers (Turner) was taken into custody by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance for introduction of contraband into a penal facility (cell phones).

May 31, 2015 - Morgan County Correctional Facility visitor Donitra Cherell LaGrone was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with possession of schedule VI (marijuana).
 
May 31, 2015 - Morgan County Correctional Facility visitor Bonny Teffeteller was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with possession of schedule II (percocet).
 
May 31, 2015 - Morgan County Correctional Facility visitor Jessica Key was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with possession of schedule IV (klonopin and alprazolam).
 
May 31, 2015 - Morgan County Correctional Facility visitor Brittney Griffin was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with possession of schedule VI (marijuana).
 
May 21, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary Correctional Officer Kristian Obie was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office and charged with simple possession.
 
May 3, 2015 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Christopher Singerline was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (3/4 oz. marijuana).
 
May 2, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Zaleace Brown was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (1.9 oz. marijuana).
 
April 5, 2015 - Bledsoe County Correctional Facility visitor Barbara Spencer was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's  Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (60 suboxone strips).

April 5, 2015 - Bledsoe County Correctional Facility visitor Jedidiah Hoskins was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 oxycodone pills).

April 1, 2015 - Northeast Correctional Complex Officer Marshall Crank was arrested by the Johnson City Sheriff's Department and charged with possession of marijuana.

March 26, 2015 - Northwest Correctional Complex visitor Kierra Vanhook was arrested by the Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (13 cell phones).

March 7, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Tiffany Wallace was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with simple possession and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (50.8 grams marijuana, a Green Dot card, cell phones w/chargers and SD cards.) February 25, 2015 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tekelia Smith was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with possession of 1.29 oz. marijuana and 20 packs of suboxone.

February 25, 2015 - Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tekelia Smith was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department possession of 1.29 oz. marijuana and 20 packs of suboxone Whiteville Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Tekelia Smith was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with possession of 1.29 oz. marijuana and 20 packs of suboxone.

February 22, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor John Riley was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance and the Lauderdale County Justice Center and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of schedule VI drugs w/intent to deliver (marijuana).

February 22, 2015 - West Tennessee State Penitentiary visitor Kierra Gross was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance and the Lauderdale County Justice Center and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of schedule VI drugs w/intent to deliver (1.1 oz. marijuana, cell phone and charger).

February 11, 2015 - Turney Center Industrial Complex visitor Karen Duncan was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (suboxone strips were received by mail).

January 30, 2015 - Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility visitor Latisha Lee Cannon was arrested by the Davidson County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2.5 oz. tobacco, rolling papers, 1 1/2 adderall pills, 4 promethazine pills, 1 clondine pill and 1 oxycodone pill).

January 23, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Janice Pearson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (17.8 grams tobacco, 21.1 grams marijuana and 3.5 grams cocaine).

January 23, 2015 - South Central Correctional Facility Work Program Facilitator Brent McFall was arrested by the Clifton City Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 17, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Chelsey Lane was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with simple possession (less than 1 gram marijuana).

January 7, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Ernest Williams was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 3, 2015 - Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Larry Jamison was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with conveyance of contraband into a correctional facility.