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Civilians arrested at multiple GDC facilities
Rachel Duehring, Micah Lester, and Van Meredith
Rachel Duehring, Micah Lester, and Van Meredith

Several civilians were arrested at Rogers State Prison and Wilcox State Prison last week in a continuing effort to rid Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) facilities of contraband and criminal activity.

During a traffic stop on June 24, 2022, at Rogers State Prison by the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office, civilian Rachel Duehring stated that she had dropped off two individuals near the facility.  While conducting a search of her vehicle, pistols, magazines, and ecstasy were located. Soon thereafter, civilians Van Meredith and Micah Lester approached a patrol car near the facility looking for Rachel Duehring.  A bag in their possession was searched, and the contraband of ammunition and empty cigar packets were recovered. Civilians Duehring, Meredith, and Lester were arrested and transported to the Tattnall County Jail.

On June 24 at Wilcox State Prison, two individuals were seen on facility grounds. A search of the area found tobacco, cellphones, lighters, cigarettes, rolling papers, vape pens, charging blocks, and charging cables.  Civilians Kaylashia Wright and an unidentified male were arrested and transported to the Wilcox County Jail.

On June 25 at Wilcox State Prison, Abbeville Police Department conducted a traffic stop near the facility. During a search of the vehicle, contraband was found wrapped in blue tape and cellophane. Abbeville Police Department arrested civilians Isaac Gibbs and Maurice Williams.