Arrests Made In Connection With Introduction Of Contraband In 4 State Prisons

Thursday, December 19, 2013

As part of the ongoing effort to operate safe and secure prisons, the Department of Correction has made several arrests in connection with the introduction of contraband into state prisons. The arrests were made at four facilities this month, Morgan County Correctional, Northeast Correctional Complex, Turney Center Industrial Complex and West Tennessee State Penitentiary:

  • Juliana Fraley, a visitor at MCCX– charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Marijuana).
  • Tiffany Hamilton, a visitor at NECX –charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Suboxone).
  • Deanna Peppers, a visitor at TCIX-charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Marijuana).
  • Candice Pierson, a visitor at WTSP-charged with introduction of contraband (cellphone, marijuana and two flash drives with pornography) and possession of hydrocodone without a prescription.

 “The introduction of contraband into state prisons is a serious offense that threatens the safety and security of staff and inmates and will not be tolerated,” said Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield. “The TDOC will vigorously pursue prosecution against any person who attempts to threaten security."

A list of those who have been arrested for introduction of contraband into a state prison can be found at www.tn.gov/correction.



Body Of Homicide Victim Thomas Rogers Found In Barrel By Road In Bledsoe County

The body of a man who had been reported missing by his family in Bledsoe County was located in a barrel north of Big Spring Gap Road. Authorities called it a homicide and had one suspect, Michaela Sullivan, in custody charged with criminal homicide. She was listed as the last person seen with the Thomas Rogers. Two other suspects were being sought in the murder. ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, ARTERRIUS DEJUAN  2211 VANCE AV CHATTANOOGA, 37404  Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency:  RACKETEERING ENTERPRISE RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY --- ANDERSON, CORY FRANKLIN  12 BURNT MILL CIRCLE FLINTSTONE, 30725  Age at Arrest: 37 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton ... (click for more)

Pluses And Minuses Of Tennessee's New Opioid Law

It was clear when Governor Haslam announced his TN Together plan in January that lawmakers were going to do something to try to address the state’s opioid abuse epidemic. With the passage of SB 2257/HB 1831, Tennessee now has one of the most comprehensive and restrictive laws of any state.   The Tennessee Medical Association was actively engaged in the process and appreciates ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A True Tennessean

“Last week I told some Republican friends who have held high office, traditional and true Republicans, who like you are both conservative and compassionate, Christians in their personal faith and public service,” the email began. “These are Tennessee Republicans that I have known for decades, and whom I'd trust with my life and my wife … I told them that my views and values make ... (click for more)

Cagle's One-Hitter Leads South Pittsburg Win

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. – South Pittsburg pitcher EJ Cagle is starting to refine his one-hitters.   For the second game in a row, the right-hander twirled a complete-game one-hitter, limiting visiting Lookout Valley to a bloop hit in the Pirates’ 10-0 shutout of the Jackets in a matchup of regular-season champions  Wednesday  night.   In ... (click for more)

Bradley Rides Bunch's 3-Hitter To 5-0 Win And 5-3A Baseball Title

Bradley Central’s opening 9-3 loss to Soddy-Daisy in a double-header to decide the District 5-3A regular-season champion on Wednesday, meant second-game starter Andy Bunch, a senior right-hander, needed to turn in a Herculean effort for the Bears. Bunch came through with flying colors at Tom Higgins Field. The hard-throwing Bunch fired a three-hit shutout at the Trojans ... (click for more)